KINGSVILLE, TX – A group of illegal Haitian immigrants attempted to overthrow a Border Patrol transport bus on Monday afternoon.
According to the Kleberg County Sheriff’s Office, on Sep. 20 at around 4:30 p.m., deputies with the KCSO were dispatched to Highway 77 about 25 miles south of Kingsville to assist Border Patrol.
Dispatch informed them that a group of Hatian refugees were attempting to take over their prison bus and escape. During the attempted escape a number of border patrol agents were assaulted.
"Well I believe in an attempt to abscond into the brush or leave the area these individuals were able to assault federal agents on the bus in an attempt to escape," said Kleberg County Sheriff Richard Kirkpatrick. "I think he was at that point where the driver was able to pull over, that’s when they were able to get and force the door open and abscond off the bus.”
Kirkpatrick confirmed that all of the illegals were eventually detained, put on another bus, and shipped to Brownsville.
"Nevertheless, this is just a continued case in point of an extremely volatile situation that is getting out of control," said Kirkpatrick."As we go forward with this type of continuing thing as the border crisis unfolds."
The group of Haitians were being transported from Del Rio to Brownsville.