Caravan violence on the border in San Diego

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – About 150 migrants stormed the border New Year’s Day attempting to illegally enter the United States.

California Border Patrol responded to reports of an illegal entry about 1/2 mile inland of the Pacific Ocean around 2 A.M. New Year’s Day.

Agents were targeted with a barrage of rocks from south of the border when they arrived in the area where a group of approximately 100 people, including women and children, massed south of the border wall along with members of the media.

As agents were deploying less lethal chemical munitions (to include CS gas and inert smoke) in response to the assault, the group pushed women and children over the primary wall and into the concertina wire.

A CBP helicopter responded and assisted in dispersing the crowd. Agents observed several individuals throwing rocks who appeared to have prepared themselves for the assault by applying lotion to their faces to counter the effects of chemical munitions.

Several arrests were made, all individuals from Central America.

No injuries were sustained by either the agents or individuals arrested.

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