A female migrant died while attempting to escape from a Border Patrol agent near downtown Laredo, Texas. Agents arrested the woman after she illegally entered the United States. After slipping out of handcuffs, she ran into the darkness and fell from a 20-foot cliff and died from her injuries.
The incident occurred on Saturday morning at approximately 6:00 a.m. when a Border Patrol agent encountered four migrants after they emerged from the Rio Grande River near the Juarez-Lincoln port of entry. The agent arrested the four migrants and used three sets of handcuffs to connect the migrants to each other. As the agent assisted the group of migrants across a fence on the way to a Border Patrol vehicle, the female migrant managed to extricate her hand from the handcuff and escape.
In total darkness, the female migrant, later identified as a Mexican national, ran a short distance