Man Dies in Custody Following Violent Confrontation With Border Agents at San Ysidro Crossing

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San Diego police are investigating the Christmas Eve death of a 40-year-old man during a struggle with border agents at the San Ysidro crossing.

Traffic in the US enters Mexico at the San Ysidro border crossing, the world's busiest, on June 27, 2008 in Tijuana, Mexico. (Credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Traffic in the US enters Mexico at the San Ysidro border crossing, the world’s busiest, on June 27, 2008 in Tijuana, Mexico. (Credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

The man, whose name was not disclosed, entered the United States from Mexico through the pedestrian walkway about 7 p.m., according to homicide Lt. Paul Rorrison.

During a computer check, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents found that he had an outstanding felony warrant and should be considered armed and dangerous. Officers took him to a security office, where they seized an undisclosed amount of heroin, according to a statement from CBP.

Agents attempted to arrest the man, who was not handcuffed, but he jumped over a counter and attacked two officers, the statement said.

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