CBP: Border Patrol agent fatally shoots suspect after being stabbed near Nogales

Agent now released from Tucson-area hospital

CBP: Border Patrol agent fatally shoots suspect after being stabbed near Nogales
Authorities said a Border Patrol agent was stabbed multiple times before he fatally shot a suspect near Nogales. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Officials said a Border Patrol agent was stabbed multiple times before he fatally shot a suspect near Nogales on Monday, Sept. 21.

According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, it happened around 7 p.m. The agent was patrolling on foot east of Nogales when the tried to arrest a group of immigrants.

One of the immigrants allegedly attacked the agent with a knife before he was fatally shot by the agent.

Authorities said the agent had multiple stab wounds and was flown to a Tucson-area hospital, where he was treated and released.

This incident is being investigated by the FBI.

The FBI will investigate the shooting.

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