Border Patrol Agent Attacked

March 9, 2007 12:48 AM EST

A Border Patrol agent assigned to the McAllen Border Patrol station was transported to a local hospital Thursday night to be treated for injuries.

The federal agent was patrolling an area near the Hidalgo port of entry.

He detected some illegal activity, and that's when a man came out of the brush and attacked the agent.

The incident happened around 9:30p.m. Thursday night and the suspect fled to Mexico.

The Border Patrol tells Action 4 News that the agent is in stable condition.

This is not the first time border patrol agents have been attacked, in prior incidents they even have been shot at. ... 1&nav=0w0v