Mexican law enforcement chopper fires in Arizona
by Astrid Galvan, Associated Press
June 27, 2014 02:10 PM | 1502 views | 2 2 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend | print

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Mexican law enforcement on Thursday crossed into Arizona by helicopter and fired two shots at U.S. border agents, a union spokesman said.

The U.S. Border Patrol said in a statement that a Mexican law enforcement chopper crossed about 100 yards north into the Arizona desert. The helicopter then fired two shots on the Tohono O'Odham Indian Nation, which sits on the border. Shawn Moran, a spokesman for the border patrol union, said the Mexicans fired at agents but that none were hurt.

Sebastián Galván, a spokesman for the Mexican Consulate in Tucson, said the office was gathering information but did not have any details yet.

This incident was not the first one in which the Mexican military has veered across the international boundary.

In January, U.S. border agents confronted two heavily armed Mexican soldiers who crossed 50 yards inside Arizona, the Los Angeles Times reported. A standoff ensued, but nobody was hurt.

In 2011, more than 30 uniformed Mexican soldiers in military vehicles crossed the Rio Grande without authorization in an incident that was believed to be inadvertent.

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A wall
June 28, 2014
Why is the US so negligent in putting up a wall across the entire border to Mexico? We have spent billions for other countries safety and neglect our own. Mexico will eventually come storming across with more helicopters and military forces, and the US has no defense? Ridiculous!
Lib in Cob
June 30, 2014
@Wall: The Mexicans are coming, the Mexicans are coming. You could easily be the most obtuse person on earth.
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