Border Patrol

DOUGLAS, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) − A U.S. Border Patrol agent was taken to the hospital after he was exposed to an unknown substance in Douglas, Arizona on Monday.

The Cochise County Sheriff’s Office said the Border Patrol agent began experiencing an adverse reaction after coming into contact with the unknown substance being carried by a man believed to be an undocumented immigrant.

The sheriff’s office responded to the area to meet with the Border Patrol agents after the encounter.

Medical personnel responded after the agent became ill from the bundle containing a powder substance.

The Cochise County Sheriff’s Office said the agent was transported to a local hospital and no subjects were apprehended.

A HAZMAT team also responded to the scene to handle the package and process for identification.

The Cochise County Sheriff’s Office will investigate the incident along with the Border Patrol.


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