Firing of Weapon by Marine on Border Under Investigation

The Marine is among about 2,100 active duty troops assigned to support the Border Patrol along the southwest border.

  • Published 31 May 2019
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A Marine fired his weapon while on duty along the U.S.-Mexico border in California and reported afterward that he had been attacked inside his vehicle by three people, officials said Friday. John Cornelio, a spokesman for U.S. Northern Command, which oversees the military's mission on the border, said the matter is under investigation. He confirmed that the Marine discharged his weapon but said he could not provide details until the investigation is… Read at AP News