Man Brain-Dead After Clash With Border Patrol: Report

By Eric S. Page
|  Monday, May 31, 2010  |  Updated 10:15 AM PDT
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Man Brain-Dead After Clash With Border Patrol: Report

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Mexicans are still being arrested at the border, but for an entirely new reason.

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Officials are investigating an incident that took place near the border Friday, according to a published report.

Anastasio Hernandez was shot with a stun gun at a San Diego border crossing on Friday, KPBS reported. He has been unconscious since that time and, a family member told the station, he is now brain dead..

The Mexican consulate in San Diego said in a statement Saturday night that agents from the Border Patrol and Customs and Border Protection agencies appear to have used excessive force in the Friday confrontation. It said it was trying to establish contact with the Mexican man's family.

Border Patrol spokesman Daryl Reed said Hernandez was taken to a San Diego-area hospital Friday night at the San Ysidro border crossing separating San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico. Reed said the man had become combative.

A Border Patrol officials said an investigation of Friday's incident is under way.

Hernandez has been at Scripps Memorial Hospital since the incident, reported KPBS.
 

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