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Friday, June 27, 2014

Mexican military chopper fires on American citizens is true

We first saw the report on Facebook and started the verify if it was true. CNN,  MSNBC, US TODAY and THE RIELY FACTOR all broke with it. So we launched our reporters in to the area and this what was reported.

Mexican military chopper flew into Arizona and shot at border agents before officers phoned to 'apologize'

Authorities said the Mexican military helicopter fired two shots over Tohono O'odham Indian Nation in the Arizona desert near the border, before flying back to Mexico
The Mexican chopper was involved in an anti-drug smuggling operation
Two US agents in the Arizona desert were shot at but not injured
US authorities are investigating
A Mexican military helicopter involved in an anti-drug smuggling operation flew into America before shooting at two US Border Patrol agents yesterday.

KVOA-TV reported the chopper fired over Tohono O’odham Indian Nation in the Arizona desert, before flying back to Mexico early Thursday morning. The agents were not injured.

Border Patrol Tucson Sector union president Art del Cueto said Mexican officials 'contacted US authorities and apologized for the incident' which occurred between midnight and 6am.

He said the incident was under investigation.

Sebastián Galván, a spokesman for the Mexican Consulate in Tucson, told AP the office was gathering information but did not have any details yet.

This was not the first time the Mexican military has veered across the international boundary.

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