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Jun 27, 2014 11:57 AM

Mexican Military Helicopter Crosses Border, Fires on US Agents

TUCSON (KVOA) - A Mexican military helicopter travelled across the border and fired on U.S. Border Patrol agents in Arizona.

It happened in the early morning hours Thursday, west of the San Miguel Gate on the Tohono O'Odham Nation. The chopper fired on the Border Patrol agents but missed them. The chopper then flew back into Mexico. We're told Mexican authorities contacted the U.S. and apologized for the incident.

KVOA has received statements regarding the incident:

Art del Cueto, Border Patrol Tucson Sector union president: "The incident occurred after midnight and before 6 a.m. Helicopter flew into the U.S. and fired on two U.S. Border Patrol agents. The incident occurred west of the San Miguel Gate on the Tohono O'odham Indian Nation. The agents were unharmed. The helicopter went back into Mexico. Mexico then contacted U.S. authorities and apologized for the incident."

Read more at KVOA.com

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