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Border Patrol agents assaulted in two separate incidents

Posted at 11:58 AM, Dec 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-03 19:54:30-05

TUCSON, Ariz. - Two U.S. Border Patrol agents were assaulted in a pair of unrelated incidents.

According to the agency, the first incident happened Thursday evening near Lukeville, when a 24-year-old Guatemalan who had illegally entered the country hit an agent before being taken into custody.

The suspect faces assault charges and immigration violations.

Friday afternoon near Whetstone, a 22-year-old Phoenix man who was wanted for human smuggling tried to evade arrest and nearly hit an agent when his car hit the agent's cruiser.

The suspect is facing federal assault charges, as well as human smuggling charges in Cochise County.