Arizona US Border Patrol agent struck by vehicle during police chase

The agent sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was flown to a nearby hospital, authorities said

A U.S. Border Patrol agent was injured Tuesday during a chase near the Arizona-Mexico border, authorities said. 

The agent was struck around 8 a.m. at the State Route 86 immigration checkpoint near Three Points, Arizona, just outside Tucson, U.S. Border Patrol said. 


The vehicle that struck the agent was being chased by the Tohono O'odham Police Department. The agent sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was flown to Banner University Medical Center. 

Arizona border agent

A U.S. Border Patrol agent stands on a cliff looking for migrants that crossed the border wall between the U.S. and Mexico near Sasabe, Ariz. A Border Patrol agent was struck by a vehicle near Tucson on Tuesday.  (Salwan Georges / The Washington Post via Getty Images / File)

The FBI and U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) Office of Professional Responsibility are investigating. 

In a statement to KGUN-TV, the FBI said two people were inside the vehicle being pursued. 

One person was taken into custody when the car crashed and another remains on the loose, the FBI told Fox News Digital. No one was injured in the crash. 

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