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Jan5-07, 08:54 PM
Versions from the local news seem to vary a bit. This one seems to paint the picture pretty well.
Agent Jim Hawkins said, "The weapons that these individuals were carrying were in plain view. The National Guard soldiers were aware that the individuals were armed and were approaching their position."
The encounter happened near Sasabe at an entry identification sight.
Shots were never fired and no one was injured, but border officials say the approaching men were aggressive, but then they went back in to Mexico.
Hawkins said, "We're still trying to determine how close the individuals came and if they exactly there were any interactions with the Guard and the individuals."
Something has to be wrong about that account. Even us Security Guards/EEs/ERTs have ROE that involves shooting in those situations.