Rio Grande River patrols draw gunfire from Mexico
AUSTIN, TX -- The Texas Department of Public Safety says its agents have been attacked by unknown assailants along different but undisclosed points of the South Texas border with Mexico.
A DPS statement Friday says Texas Rangers responded Thursday to a "shots fired" call by the U.S. Border Patrol on the Rio Grande River. Upon arrival, the Rangers found the federal agents ducking inside their boat and pointing their weapons toward the Mexican side of the river. The Rangers fired tear gas, and the alleged attackers promptly dispersed.
In another incident Thursday, a DPS boat intercepted a raft containing 1,100 pounds of marijuana. A Texas Rangers boat dispatched to assist was fired upon before reaching the scene. Agents returned fire and the assailants left.
No injuries were reported and no arrests were made.
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