Source: large illegal crossing was planned

Mob swarms Tijuana / San Diego border

fox5sandiego.com

[trib_ndn vid=25396628]SAN YSIDRO, CA — The crowd that rushed Border Patrol agents earlier this week after illegally crossing the border in the Tijuana River channel was a planned act of disobedience, sources within Border Patrol told Fox 5 Tuesday.

“The tension went way up,” said Border Patrol Agent Gabe Pacheco, speaking on behalf of the National Border Patrol Council about the handful of agents at the scene who called for back up against the large crowd said to have been well over 100 people.

“They were saying, ‘You can’t do anything to us. We own this,” Pacheco said.

Customs and Border Protection officials said the crowd also threw rocks at Border Patrol agents, who responded with pepper rounds and other non-lethal weapons.

“We deployed non-lethal munitions, and we finally got the crowd to disperse,” Pacheco added.

BorderAssaultThe incident comes just weeks after CBP rejected a recommendation by a federal committee…

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