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US Border Patrol agent working on Tohono O'odham Nation shoots 2 tribal members after attack

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TUCSON, Arizona — Authorities say a U.S. Border Patrol agent working on the Tohono O'odham Nation in southern Arizona has shot and wounded two tribal members.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say the agent was standing outside his marked vehicle when the driver of a truck tried to ram him early Monday near the San Miguel Gate in Sells.

Tucson TV station KVOA reports (http://bit.ly/1jRSO5H) two of the three people inside the truck were wounded. Their names haven't been released yet.

CBP officials say the unidentified agent suffered non-life threatening injuries when the truck struck his driver's side door.

The tribal members were taken to a hospital and the agent was put on paid administrative leave.

The FBI and the tribal police are investigating the incident and authorities say charges are pending.


Information from: KVOA-TV, http://www.kvoa.com/

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