FBI arrests 2 illegal immigrants for assaulting Border Patrol agent

While the agent attempted to handcuff them, he/she was "pushed, dragged, and punched by the individuals," according to the FBI's statement.

The FBI announced on Tuesday the arrest of two illegal Venezuelan migrants for allegedly dragging, pushing, and punching a US Border Patrol agent in Texas.

Kevin Escalona Gonzalez, 35, and Yuleixy Mata Fuentes, 27, were arrested for the assault of the unnamed federal officer on Oct. 31, according to a press release from FBI El Paso Special Agent Jeanette Harper.

On that morning, the agent was notified of a group of illegal border crossers that made their way into a residential area in El Paso, TX. 

When confronted, the group of migrants, the size of which was not mentioned, dispersed, but the agent caught up to Gonzales and Fuentes, who aggressively resisted arrest.

While the agent attempted to handcuff them, the agent was "pushed, dragged, and punched by the individuals," according to Harper's statement.

The officer was eventually able to regain control of the situation and arrest them without further incident, the FBI said.

The two alien migrants made their first appearance in court before a US Magistrate Judge on Nov. 1, and are now being held at El Paso County Correctional Facility, reported Fox News.

"The men and women of the U.S. Border Patrol work tirelessly to keep our borders safe," said FBI El Paso Special Agent in Charge Jeffrey R. Downey. 

"Assaults on Border Patrol agents or any other federal agents/officers or task force officers will not be tolerated and will be addressed swiftly by our office so they can continue to carry out their sworn duty to protect our communities," he said.

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