Border Patrol Agents Pelted With Rocks While Trying to Help a Pregnant Woman
Border Patrol agents were attacked with rocks while attempting to help a pregnant woman who had illegally crossed the border from Mexico into Texas on Saturday.
According to a press release, Weslaco agents caught a group of illegal aliens using a tree to climb up the Progreso Port of Entry (POE) after a failed attempt to gain entry into the United States.
“The agents alerted officials working at the POE and approached the group. As they got closer to the area, agents noticed two subjects on top of the bridge and a woman in distress at the base of the tree. The woman, a 25 year-old Mexican national, was complaining of back pain and claimed to be pregnant. As agents began to provide the woman with medical attention, one of the subjects on the bridge began to throw rocks at the agents,” a press release from Customs and Border Protection stated.
The agents brought the woman to a safe location and had the local Emergency Medical Services transport her to the hospital.
The attackers fled back into Mexico.
According to the press release, once the woman is cleared by medical staff, she will be “processed accordingly.”
The CBP noted that from October 1, 2107, to June 30, 2018, the Rio Grande Valley Sector has rescued 1157 people, an increase of 53% when compared to last year.
“The Rio Grande Valley Sector currently has multiple campaigns focused on rescues and danger awareness, such as ‘Operation Big Rig’ and ‘No Se Arriesgue’ to combat smuggling and ultimately save lives. Call 911 to report suspicious activity; ‘They’re humans, not cargo!’ the press release concluded.