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U.S. Border inspector kills knife-wielding Mexican man

The officer fired his gun four times, striking the man in his chest and possibly in his neck at the port of entry in downtown Calexico, across the border from Mexicali, Mexico.

(Photo: Archive/El Universal)
English 21/10/2015 18:06 AP Actualizada 18:09

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection official says an inspector appears to have followed protocol when he fatally shot a knife-wielding Mexican man at a California border crossing.

The agency said the officer fired his gun four times early Wednesday, striking the man in his chest and possibly in his neck at the port of entry in downtown Calexico, across the border from Mexicali, Mexico.

Pete Flores, the agency's San Diego field office director, says the man - a 35-year-old Mexican who was not permitted to enter the United States - was on a bicycle in a vehicle inspection lane and appeared as if he wasn't going to stop. The man drew a knife that was about eight inches long after the inspector grabbed his other arm.

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