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BREAKING: At Least 5 CBP Agents Shot In Gunfight Off Coast Of Puerto Rico

Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico – At least five U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents were shot on Thursday morning as they attempted to board a suspected drug smuggling boat off the coast of Puerto Rico.

The incident occurred at about 8 a.m. on Nov. 17 about 14 miles off the southwest coast of the island near Cabo Rojo, FOX News reported.

“On Nov. 17, at approximately 8:00AM, three CBP Marine Interdiction Agents were involved in an exchange of gunfire with individuals on board a suspected smuggling vessel upon approach 14 miles off the coast of Cabo Rojo Puerto Rico,” CBP said in a statement.

A gun battle erupted and multiple federal agents were shot.

“The Marine Agents suffered various gunshot injuries as a result,” the CBP statement continued.

“The agents are being airlifted by CBP and Coast Guard to the Puerto Rico Trauma Center,” it continued. “The event is currently under investigation. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.”

Federal agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HIS) responded to the scene to head up the investigation, the Washington Examiner reported.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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