Man indicted on charges he assaulted Border Patrol agent

Published: Dec. 3, 2021 at 10:32 AM EST
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a 30-year-old Massachusetts man is facing charges he assaulted a U.S. Border Patrol agent near the Vermont town of North Troy.

A grand jury on Thursday returned a three-count federal indictment that the defendant pointed a loaded handgun at the agent at the conclusion of a pursuit that began in Newport on Nov. 18. The defendant is also charged with possessing a firearm after having been convicted of a felony.

The Border Patrol agents were helping state and local police pursue the defendant, who was wanted on state charges.

The defendant is being held without bail.

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