Caroline May
April 4, 2014

Two armed Mexican soldiers crossed into the Arizona and drew their guns during a concerning stand off with Border Patrol agents back in January, the Mexican government and U.S. officials have confirmed.

In the most recent of more than 20 instances since 2010, in which Mexican soldiers have crossed into southern Arizona, the Los Angeles Times reports that the Jan. 26 confrontation ended only after the Mexican soldiers retreated back to Mexico, when Border Patrol drew their weapons and called for backup.

Documents obtained by the The Times/Tribune Washington Bureau confirmed the incident which found Mexican soldiers 50 yards inside the U.S., misidentifying themselves to Border Patrol, which resulted in a 35 minute confrontation. No shots, however, were fired.

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