Border Agent Involved in Shooting Near San Ysidro Port of Entry: Officials

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A U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent was involved in a shooting at the San Ysidro Port of Entry Monday night, authorities told KTLA affiliate KSWB.

Around 7:30 p.m., a white pickup truck arrived at the border crossing to enter the United States, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesperson said in a statement. "The driver failed to stop for an inspection and there was an officer involved shooting," according to the spokesperson.

The shooting happened in a secondary vehicle inspection area, San Diego police officer John Buttle confirmed.

It was not immediately known who first fired their weapon or whether anyone was injured.

An official from the union representing CBP officers told the San Diego Union-Tribune that “all officers involved are safe and uninjured.”

Almost all entry lanes from Tijuana into the U.S were closed then reopened about 40 minutes later. The two far left lanes were later closed down again, the Tribune reported, citing Tijuana officials.

San Diego police were assisting U.S. Customs and Border Protection with the incident.

No further details were immediately available.

Check back for updates on this developing story.

Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly referenced U.S. Border Patrol. This story has been updated.

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