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U.S. border patrol helicopter fired on from Mexico


LAREDO, Texas (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing in Texas after it was fired upon.

The incident happened about 5 p.m. Friday while the aircraft was patrolling the Rio Grande near the border city of Laredo.

Webb County Sheriff Martin Cuellar tells the Laredo Morning Times that out of five shots believed to have been fired at the helicopter, two hit their target.

Border Patrol spokeswoman Sara Melendez says no one aboard the aircraft was injured. The helicopter landed safely.

There was no immediate word on whether the gunfire came from the Mexican side or the U.S. side.

Information from: Laredo Morning Times, http://www.lmtonline.com

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