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CCSO investigating unknown substance after accidental exposure involving Border Patrol agent

Posted: 9:13 PM, Dec 03, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-03 23:13:41-05
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TUCSON, Ariz. — The Cochise County Sheriff's Office is investigating an unknown substance that caused a physical reaction with a Border Patrol agent.

CCSO said the incident happened on Monday around 6:30 p.m. near 5th Street and Chino Road in Douglas.

Deputies met with Border Patrol agents regarding the reaction. Agents told deputies the reaction happened after coming into contact with an unknown substance being carried by a man, who is believed to be an undocumented immigrant.

Agents described the substance as a powder.

The agent was sent to the hospital.

Cochise County HAZMAT team took control of the package and is now processing it for identification. No arrests have been made at this time.

CCSO said additional information will be released at a later time.