Man accused of using migrant as human shield sentenced to prison

Published: Oct. 14, 2021 at 11:26 AM CDT
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LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - A man accused of using a migrant as a personal human shield is convicted.

The incident happened on May 6 when Eduardo Segovia-Luna, a native of Mexico along with two other individuals were arrested after illegally crossing into the U.S.

An agent from the south station apprehended three people but before back up arrived, Segovia-Luna took out a knife and held it against another detainee’s neck, using him as a human shield.

Segovia-Luna then started walking towards the river to evade arrest as the agents ordered him to drop the knife.

Segovia Luna refused to comply; however, back up eventually arrived and he surrendered.

He was sentenced to over four years in prison.

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