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Border Patrol agent injured in altercation

ABC7 Eyewitness News HD covering Los Angeles and Southern California.

November 22, 2010 5:43:53 PM PST
A U.S. Border Patrol agent was injured in an altercation near the 10 Freeway in White Water in Riverside County.Two suspects were taken into custody. Authorities were searching the area for another.

According to the Riverside County Sheriff's Dept., the incident was reported at approximately 2:55 p.m. The department was assisting the Border Patrol in the investigation, along with Beaumont Police and the California Highway Patrol.

The incident occurred along the 10 Freeway at exit 111. A Border Patrol agent stopped a vehicle with three people inside. One of the three assaulted the agent.

The agent was flown to a medical facility with non-life-threatening injuries.