DPS Tactical Marine Unit responds to border incidents

DPS Tactical Marine Unit responds to border incidents
Monday, July 15, 2013 - 9:18am

The Department of Public Safety agency responded to several incidents occurring on the Texas-Mexico border this past week.

Preliminary information indicted that a Texas Rangers' boat responded to "shots fired" call by U.S. Border Patrol on the Rio Grande River.

When the officers arrived at the scene Border Patrol agents had taken cover, inside their boat, and pointing towards individuals on the Mexican side believed to be responsible for the gun shots being fired.

Rangers launched tear gas rounds in the direction from where the shots were fired and those individuals vacated the area.

In a second incident, the DPS Tactical Marine Unit (TMU) was patrolling the Rio Grande River when they came upon a raft approaching the U.S. side with several individuals aboard.

Those individuals abandoned the raft, when they were spotted, and swam back into Mexico leaving behind 1,100 pounds on the raft which was seized by authorities.

No injuries were reported in either both incidents and no charges will be filed since all subjects fled back into Mexico.

Locations of both incidents were not released due to security reasons.

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