Fugitive Wanted in Los Angeles for Double Murder Arrested at San Ysidro Port of Entry

Jose Rubio, 23, was arrested after attempting to cross into Mexico on foot.

A fugitive wanted by authorities in Los Angeles on double homicide charges was arrested at the San Ysidro Port of Entry on Monday.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents discovered 23-year-old Jose Rubio, a U.S. citizen, trying to cross from the U.S. into Mexico at the PedWest pedestrian crossing at about 12:30 p.m.

Rubio presented his California I.D. to CBP agents and a routine law enforcement database search revealed that he had an active felony warrant for his arrest related to a double homicide. The warrant was issued by the Los Angeles Police Department with bail set at $3.5 million.

Rubio was arrested and turned over to the custody of the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI). An FBI official confirmed Tuesday that Rubio had been transferred to the custody of LAPD.

An FBI Official also confirmed that the FBI Fugitive Task Force was actively searching for Rubio prior to his arrest at the border.

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