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Border Patrol Agent Fatally Shot Person After Being Stabbed

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The U.S. Border Patrol says an agent fatally shot someone who stabbed the agent multiple times.

It happened Monday evening as the agent was patrolling on foot east of Nogales. The Border Patrol says the agent was able to fire his weapon despite being stabbed, killing the person. The agent was flown to a Tucson hospital where he was treated and released. The FBI is investigating the matter. The agency and the Border Patrol didn't immediately respond to requests Tuesday seeking more details. The shooting victim was among a group of people who were in the U.S. illegally. No identities have been released.

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