Patrol agent fired on near border

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Federal authorities said an illegal immigrant fired six shots at a U.S. Border Patrol agent early Sunday morning as the agent was coming to the assistance of a Yuma County Sheriff's Office deputy who was under attack by a group of rock-throwing illegal aliens.

No one was reportedly injured and federal authorities are investigating the incident, which they say points to evidence of escalating violence along the border.

Joe Brigman, spokesman for the Border Patrol's Yuma sector, said a group of illegal aliens were throwing rocks at a female deputy at County 23rd Street and the Colorado River levee.

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Patrol agent fired on near border; officer coming to aid of deputy attacked by rock-throwing illegals

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