FBI treating border agent’s death as assault, for now

  • Mark Lambie/The El Paso Times via AP

    Victor M. Velazquez, acting Chief Patrol Agent for the Big Bend Sector, speaks during a press conference at the FBI field office, Tuesday in El Paso, Texas, about the death of a border patrol agent and the severe injuries of a second agent.

DALLAS — An FBI official said Tuesday that the bureau is investigating the death of a border patrol agent and injuring of another as “potential assault,” but he wouldn’t rule out that they could have been injured in some other way.

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