U.S. Customs and Border Protection confirmed Tuesday that a group of people attempting to run across traffic lanes and into the U.S. at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry Monday night were Russian migrants.
The attempt was captured on video that circulated on social media.
A CBP representative confirmed that seven people exited their vehicle at the border crossing at about 7 p.m. and tried to run pass the inspection booths and enter the United States. The group was comprised of seven Russian nationals, three of whom were minors — a 17-year-old, a 16-year-old and a 7-year-old — accompanied by a parent.
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The attempt to cross the border was one of several recent attempts by migrants to get into the United States.
On Tuesday morning, several migrants approached the pedestrian border crossing in Otay Mesa to request asylum from border agents, Tijuana border officials told Telemundo 20. On Monday night, several people attempted to swim across the wall between Playas de Tijuana and San Diego County.
San Diego lifeguards pulled two adults and a child from the ocean -- all Mexican citizens, according to Lifeguard Lt. Rick Romero. All were uninjured and U.S. Border Patrol agents took custody of all three. No one else was found.
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