Early Tuesday morning, the police in San Antonio arrested a man in connection to the gunshots that were fired through the windows of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement office. According to the agency, this all happened while civilians and federal employees were in the building.
Respondents arrived around 3 a.m. CT Tuesday to the shots that were fired at the ICE field office which was located in northern Interstate 410 near Brookhaven Drive. FBI made a statement regarding the event which was given to the Washington Examiner.
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The FBI continued, quote “Shortly before or after, shots were also fired at a nearby building. Both buildings also house businesses that were completely unrelated to ICE operations.” The FBI has opened an investigation regarding the shootings and is currently processing the crime scenes and reviewing the surveillance footage that was taken.
The attempted violent attacks towards federal employees is a crime with consequences to which the FBI will pursue. Every lead on this case will be considered in order to find the individuals who are responsible. This statement comes from Christopher Combs, a special agent in charge of the FBI’s San Antonio operations who declares these shootings as “cowardly, brazen and violent acts”.
The attack is a continuation connected to the string of incidents that target ICE facilities nationwide. These attacks have also put the lives of many civilians in danger.