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Mexico apologizes for shooting near U.S. border guards

No one was injured in the incident.
By Ed Adamczyk   |   June 27, 2014 at 4:23 PM   |   Comments

SELLS, Ariz., June 27 (UPI) -- Mexican law enforcement officials apologized Friday for firing shots in the direction of U.S. agents from a helicopter that strayed over the border.

The incident occurred early Thursday morning, U.S. Border Patrol spokeswoman Vivian McLoughlin confirmed.

The helicopter traveled about 100 yards into U.S. territory during an anti-drug operation, fired two shots at the ground near the presence of U.S. agents on Arizona's Tohono O'odham Indian Nation, which abuts Mexico on the U.S. side of the border, then returned to Mexican airspace.

No one was injured, and the U.S. agents were not injured. Mexican authorities, who did not offer details regarding for whom they were searching, called U.S. authorities and acknowledged the mistake, a U.S. law enforcement official said.

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