(Derby Line, Vermont) In this community that straddles the U.S.-Canadian border, a Border Patrol agent on routine patrol yesterday was assaulted by three people, two males and a female. Fearing for his life, the agent drew his weapon and fired two shots.
According to Border Patrol spokesman, Mark Henry,
"They knocked him down, there was a struggle," Henry said. "One subject started punching and hitting him; at that point he became concerned for his life."
The agent fired two shots. A male and female suspect were taken into custody. The third person fled into Canada.
Neither person in custody was wounded. Agents don't know about the other suspect.
Henry said he couldn't release the names of those in custody and he didn't know their nationalities.
Shots fired on the northeastern border is a rare occurrence. Reportedly
, only once before has it happened. In August 2007, an agent fired his weapon at a vehicle that illegally entered the U.S. and was trying to run him over. No suspect was arrested in the case.
from fox news:
"Four people have been charged following an assault on a U.S. Border Patrol agent in Derby Line, near the Vermont-Quebec border, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.
Alexsandre Da Silva, 32, Jenete Maria Andrade-Valenca, 53, Evaldo Ferreira Pinto, 33, all citizens of Brazil, were discovered on a street in Derby Line at around 2:15 a.m. Monday, the U.S. Attorney's office said."
....so, they are .... obviously non-citizens. are they in Canada or USA legally?....
"None of them had paperwork to enter the U.S., and when the agent tried to take them into custody they fled, the office said."
Posted by: captainfish on July 9, 2008 03:31 PM