Border Patrol agent stuck by needle hidden under door handle

Published: May. 6, 2016 at 7:40 PM MST|Updated: May. 6, 2016 at 9:27 PM MST
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A Tucson Sector Border Patrol agent is going through testing after being pricked by a needle.

The agent was just getting ready to start his day and stopped at a local convenient store near Three Points.

"The agent opened his passenger side door and felt a sharp pain in his finger," said the President of the Local 2544 Border Patrol Union.

The agent then looked under the door handle and found a hypodermic needle stuck to gum.

The BP agent is going through medical testing, because nobody knows what was in the needle.

The Union president tells Tucson News Now that he has advised his nearly 3,000 agents to be vigilant and aware of their surroundings when stopping at local businesses.

As for this case, it is now under investigation by the FBI.

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