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U.S. Border Patrol Boat Takes Fire In Rio Grande Valley

Aug 09, 2019 02:14PM ● By News Desk

FRONTON, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol Agents patrolling the Rio Grande were shot at from the Mexican riverbank.

Early this morning, agents assigned to the Rio Grande City Station Marine Unit patrolling near Fronton, Texas, reported they were fired upon from the Mexican riverbank. Agents saw four subjects with automatic weapons who shot over 50 rounds at them. The boat was hit several times but no one on board was injured.

This incident is currently under investigation.

*Photo of a U.S. Border Riverine Unit on patrol in South Texas, Laredo, along the Rio Grande Valley river on September 26, 2013. Photographer: Donna Burton