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US officials: Honduran man assaulted Border Patrol agent

Posted: 11:55 AM, Apr 23, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-23 18:55:38Z
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YUMA, Ariz. (AP) - Federal officials say an 18-year-old Honduran man assaulted a U.S. Border Patrol agent as agents tried to detain three people suspected of illegally entering the United States from Mexico.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement Tuesday that agents on Sunday apprehended the Honduran man following a search after he repeatedly punched an agent in the desert near Andrade, California, which is across the Colorado River from Yuma, Arizona.

According to the statement, the agent who was punched did not require medical attention.

The statement said a second person also was taken into custody while a third fled back into Mexico.

No identities were released.