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Biggs Calls Out ‘Lawlessness’ Of Assault Against Border Patrol Agent

January 27, 2024

By Elizabeth Troutman |

Human smugglers assaulted a Border Patrol agent with rocks while he was arresting several illegal immigrants near San Luis, Arizona, earlier this week, Border Patrol reported. Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., called out the “lawlessness” of the incident. 

“This lawlessness must come to an immediate halt,” Biggs said on Twitter. 

Chief Patrol Agent Sean McGoffin said human smugglers threw rocks at the Border Patrol Agent hitting him in the head early Tuesday morning, leading to lacerations across the eye. An investigation is underway to bring those responsible to justice, according to Border Patrol. 

“Wishing this agent a speedy recovery,” Biggs continued. “Many folks streaming across our border right now are armed and dangerous.”

McGoffin of the Yuma Sector Border Patrol said individuals were making an illegal entry into the area of the assault and the smugglers who were on the Mexican side of the border began throwing rocks.

The agent was taken to the hospital and is now on the road to recovery, according to McGoffin.  

“The agent is doing okay,” McGoffin said. “We’re thankful for him being okay, but he did have to go and receive medical treatment. He’s currently not back to work yet, but we anticipate he will be in the near future, we’re just so thankful that he’s safe.”

McGoffin said that though overall assaults have been down over the previous year, every assault is serious and could be fatal. 

Elizabeth Troutman is a reporter for AZ Free News. You can send her news tips using this link.

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