TUCSON, Ariz. - National Guard troops at an observation post near the Mexico border were forced to flee a group of armed people, who later ran into Mexico, authorities said.
The troops, who are not allowed to apprehend illegal border crossers, withdrew safely and no one was injured, said National Guard Sgt. Edward Balaban.
U.S. Border Patrol officials are investigating the 11 p.m. Wednesday incident and trying to determine who the armed people were and why they approached the post near Sasabe, in the desert corridor between Nogales and Lukeville. Balaban said the troops didn't know how many people were involved because it was so dark.
Well, it doesn't need much comment from me. The story speaks for itself. But I will say that with 2008 coming around and if more incidents like this occur before then, Tom Tancredo is going to have a rather large audience to carry his message. If we do not take measures to further secure the border, this will pale in comparison to future events.