US Border Agents Used Tear Gas to Stop Nearly 50 Migrants Who Stormed Rio Grande Bridge Trying to Enter Texas
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
(CBP) agents had to use tear gas and pepper spray early Saturday to
stop nearly 50 “undocumented individuals” from illegally entering the
U.S. after they stormed a port of entry along the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas, officials said.
incident at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge took place at around
4 a.m. The bridge is closed between midnight at 6 a.m., but CBP has had
to construct temporary barriers in the middle of the span due to the
large influx of migrants using the bridge at night.
A CBP official told Fox News the group attempted to rush across the bridge in three waves.
“Ignoring commands to stop, the group suddenly rushed the temporary
barricades, bent metal poles and disabled the concertina wire affixed to
the barrier,” the official said.
CBP officers, Border Patrol
agents, Pharr police and members of the Texas Department of Public
Safety were called upon to prevent the group’s entry, according to the
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males in the group disregarded commands to stop and physically pushed
through the barriers,” the official said. “When confronted by CBP
officers, the combative individuals began assaulting the officers by
punching, kicking, and attempting to grab the officers’ protective