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Posted: Jun 19, 2014 6:17 PM

Updated: Jun 19, 2014 6:18 PM

WESLACO - Police arrested a 17-year-old at the Weslaco Border Patrol station after he became violent with other detainees.

Border Patrol officials will not speak about the incident. Weslaco police said they had never handled a similar case.

Two detainees were victims of the assault. The incident happened Tuesday. The teen was later returned to Border Patrol custody.

The arrest report sheds some light into the incident. It states that Weslaco police arrested Marvin Guevara at 5 p.m. on June 17 inside the Border Patrol station. Judge Carlos J. Garza charged him with two counts of assault by contact.

"He was already apprehended by Border Patrol. I gave him a PR (personal recognizance) bond so we could get him back to BP," Garza said.

The assault charges are classified as a class-C misdemeanor. Garza only shared small details about the arrest. CHANNEL 5 NEWS wanted to find out why Border Patrol felt it was necessary to call local police.

"I don't know. You will have to talk to them," Garza said.

Several phone calls to Border Patrol officials and Weslaco police yielded no answers.

"Assaults happen everywhere. It's odd that I have not received more, but this is the first one," Garza said.

CHANNEL 5 NEWS filed Freedom of Information requests with Border Patrol and the Department of Homeland Security.

Topics: border patrol, station, weslaco, assault, immigrant, judge carlos j garza, marvin guevara, arrest

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