Border agents use tear gas and pepper pray to stop almost 50 undocumented migrants from storming barricades at the Rio Grande bridge to make their way into the U.S.
[MAIL] Border agents used tear gas and pepper spray to prevent almost 50 migrants from entering the U.S. after they tried to storm their way through an entry point along the border in Texas.
The incident occurred at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge at around 4am on Saturday, Fox News reported.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection had to build temporary barriers along the bridge due to a large influx of migrants using it at night, when it is closed from midnight to 6 am.
A CBP official told Fox News that the group of men attempted to pass through the bridge in three stages.
The official said: 'Ignoring commands to stop, the group suddenly rushed the temporary barricades, bent metal poles and disabled the concertina wire affixed to the barrier.
'Several males in the group disregarded commands to stop and physically pushed through the barriers.
Posted by: Besoeker 2019-07-21