An off-duty U.S. Border Patrol agent was found beaten off the side of the road in New Mexico late Friday night.
According to a release sent by Customs and Border Protections office, the agent who is assigned to the Deming, NM Border Patrol Station was discovered by a motorists around 11 p.m. Friday night on the side of the road. The agent had been beaten and had injuries to his head, chest and hands.
Emergency Medical Services transported the agent to a nearby hospital for treatment of injuries. The agent is reportedly stable in good condition.
CBP did not indicate where the incident happened or what road he was discovered on. CBP says they are working with the Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office and the El Paso Police Department in investigating the incident.
Agents with the Border Patrol have been notified by CBP to be alert and aware of their surroundings and potential threats related to their service at all times.