BROWNSVILLE, TX (NBC 10) – Customs and Border Protection officers in Texas captured a man wanted on attempted murder charges in Pennsylvania who was trying to cross into Mexico.
Authorities say Mexican immigration officials at Gateway International Bridge on Monday notified them that 32-year-old Leovigildo Castanon lacked documents to enter into Mexico. A fingerprint check verified the Guatemala citizen was wanted.
According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection Castanon was wanted on a five-count outstanding warrant for attempted homicide, attempted murder, aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person and possession of a weapon.
“Our front line officers maintain strict vigilance while conducting their inspectional duties and that dedication and attention to detail resulted in the apprehension of a man wanted for attempted homicide in Pennsylvania,” Port Director Petra Horne, Brownsville Port of Entry said.
Castanon is accused of stabbing a female in Phoenixville on Nov. 8.
He’s being held pending an extradition hearing.
Read more at the Illegal Alien Crime Report
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