3 Attempt to Cut Through U.S.-Mexico Border Fence: Agents

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    U.S. Customs and Border Protection
    An image from the surveillance video along with a picture of the attempt to create a break in the fence.

    A man spotted trying to cut through the fence along the U.S.-Mexico border was arrested at his home in Tijuana, officials confirmed Friday.

    An image from surveillance video shows the suspect using ladders and cutting tools near the San Ysidro Port of Entry.

    Because the man was on the Mexico side of the border, investigators with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection contacted authorities in Mexico. The police were able to track the suspect to his home in Colonia Libertad where they arrested him.

    Agents said the 24-year-old man along with two other men – a 19-year-old and a 52-year-old – were attempting to create a tunnel under the stainless-steel mesh fence that would exit on the U.S. side of the border.

    To report suspicious activity to the U.S. Border Patrol, contact San Diego Sector at (619) 498-9900.