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Slain Border Patrol agent was ambushed in Texas, union says

Slain Border Patrol agent was ambushed in Texas, union says

The Border Patrol agent who died Sunday in west Texas was ambushed by migrants who beat him in the head with rocks, union officials said Monday.

Federal investigators have not described the incident in detail or characterized the nature of the attack, but on Monday night the FBI said that “both agents sustained traumatic head injuries, along with other miscellaneous physical injuries such as broken bones.”

The union representing Border Patrol agents said earlier Monday that Agent Rogelio Martinez, 36, and his partner were responding to reports of suspicious activity in the Big Bend area when attacked. Martinez died at a hospital and his partner, whose name was not released,...

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