Yuma agents arrest man climbing border wall with machete

Yuma agents arrest man climbing border wall with machete
The man was captured on Yuma Sector’s video surveillance system climbing the wall with a machete in hand. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Yuma Border Patrol agents arrested a Mexican national after he was seen climbing the border fence near the Andrade Port of Entry with a machete in his hand on Monday, Jan. 11.

According to a news release, around 5:20 a.m., the man was captured on video surveillance lingering on the south side of the vehicle fence near the port of entry. He continued to be monitored as he climbed the fence into the United States, all while holding a machete in his hand.

Officials say port-security made contact with the man and ordered him to drop the machete, which he did.

Agents identified the man, determined he was from Mexico and discovered he had an active warrant from the U.S. Marshals for a supervised release violation. He was turned over to the Yuma Police Department and will be returned to the Border Patrol for removal proceedings after the warrant is resolved.

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