The start of an escalation?
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is assisting in the investigation of a report of an assault against an off-duty Border Patrol agent assigned to the Deming, New Mexico, Border Patrol Station.
The agent was discovered on the side of the road by a motorist at 11 p.m. MDT Friday. The agent “suffered multiple, serious injuries to his head, chest and hands,” officials said.
According to a reporter with the Las Cruces Sun-News newspaper, the agent’s fingers were “cut off.”