Border Patrol agent allegedly assaulted by illegal immigrant

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LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - The Laredo Border Patrol Union is reporting that one of its agents, was assaulted.

In a Facebook post, the union says the incident happened Tuesday night when an illegal immigrant was trying to cross to the U.S. Illegally.

The post indicates the agent was transported to the hospital and is now recovering.

The immigrant was arrested and is being processed accordingly, and this incident is now being investigated by the FBI.

In the post, the local Border Patrol union says, the illegal immigrant has an extensive criminal history.