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Vehicle hits Border Patrol agent near Three Points; incident ends in Tucson

Posted at 10:35 AM, Feb 13, 2024

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — UPDATED 12:30 p.m.

A Border Patrol agent was injured at around 8 a.m. Tuesday morning after being struck by a vehicle at the State Route 86 checkpoint near Three Points.

The vehicle was being pursued by Tohono O'odham Police, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The agent hit received non-life threatening injuries, but was flown to Banner University Medical Center for treatment.

One vehicle occupant was arrested at the scene.

CBP has confirmed that the incident ended at West Ajo Way and South Mission Road.

The FBI says two people including the driver were inside the vehicle when it crashed at Ajo and Mission. One person from the vehicle was taken into custody while the other left the scene of the crash. Authorities are looking for that person, according to the FBI's statement to KGUN 9.

The FBI is continuing its investigating into the matter. They say tips can be called into 1-800-CALL-FBI.