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Armed Felon Arrested At Border


U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested an armed and dangerous felon attempting to make an illegal entry into the United States.

The incident occurred at about 5:00 a.m. Thursday near downtown Calexico. Border Patrol agents saw a man climb over the International Boundary fence near an apartment complex. The man ran into the complex but was arrested a short time later by agents on bike patrol. The 44-year old man , a U.S. citizen , was in possession of a fully loaded hand gun and four loaded magazines. He was taken to the Calexico Police station where it was learned that he has an extensive criminal history and an active warrant with the U.S. Marshall’s Office. He is also wanted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for three armed bank robberies. The suspect was turned over to the FBI.