EL PASO (CNN NEWSOURCE) — Authorities say border patrol agents in El Paso, Texas fired pepper balls at a crowd of migrants Monday after a border agent was allegedly assaulted.
The migrants were attempting to cross into the U.S. from Juarez.
The alleged attack happened as a group of Venezuelan nationals were demonstrating along the Rio Grande River international boundary.
According to customs and border protection, one individual allegedly attacked an agent with a flag pole.
When border patrol officers responded with pepper balls, the crowd dispersed and crossed back into Mexico.