Off-duty Border Patrol agent assaulted

Border Patrol worker typing on a keyboard

DONA ANA COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – The U.S. Customs and Border Protection say they are assisting in an investigation regarding a report of an assault aginst an off-duty Border Patrol agent.

The agent is assigned to the Deming Border Patrol Station and was discovered on the side of the road by a motorist Friday night around 11 p.m.

According to officials, the agent was taken to a nearby hospital for his wounds. He suffered multiple serious injuries to his head, chest and hands.

The agent is currently in stable condition.

The FBI, Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Office and the El Paso Police are actively working on the ongoing investigation. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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