Collaboration Leads to Arrest of Armed Man by Border Patrol

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BORDER PATROL 1CALEXICO – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico Station, arrested a man who brandished a knife early this morning in downtown Calexico.

At 7:30 a.m., Border Patrol agents received a call for assistance from the Calexico Police Department regarding a man with a weapon near the Greyhound Station at First St.

Agents responded to the location and observed a man near the intersection of Second St. and Heber Ave. that matched the description provided by police.

Agents cautiously approached the man, gained compliance through verbal commands, and arrested the man without incident.

“Keeping our communities safe is of paramount importance and working with the community and our law enforcement partners is a key toward achieving that goal,” said Acting Chief Villareal.

The man, a 20-year-old United States citizen, is in custody of the Calexico Police Department.

The El Centro Sector’s Community Awareness Campaign is a simple and effective program to raise public awareness on the indicators of crime and other threats.  We encourage public and private sector employees to remain vigilant and play a key role in keeping our country safe.  Please report any suspicious activity to the Border Community Threat Hotline at 1-800-901-2003.