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Grappling hooks and harnesses: Agents put border wall prototypes to the test

Grappling hooks and harnesses: Agents put border wall prototypes to the test

Officials have begun testing how easily someone can climb over the border wall prototypes near the Otay Mesa port of entry, progressing to the next phase of a process that may make President Trump’s vision a reality.

Testing will include whether and how quickly someone could go over the top of, under and through the walls.

Both anti-climb and anti-dig testing will happen at the prototype site in Otay Mesa, according to Customs and Border Protection officials. Anti-breach testing will happen with smaller versions of the walls at an undisclosed, secure site in San Diego.

“This phase is not structured as pass/fail, but rather the results will provide CBP leadership the best...

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