WINTERHAVEN, Calif. – The Andrade Port of Entry is back open after law enforcement officials shut it down Saturday afternoon. Imperial County Sheriff’s Deputies Responded to Andrade Road around 12:15 p.m. Witnesses said a Hispanic man on the Mexico side of the border had a knife to his throat. They told the port was closed until about 1:20 p.m. while officers tried to calm him down. One witness filmed cell phone video while the man made his way across the border into the U.S.
“He was, in Spanish, yelling that he wanted an American ambulance, which he did receive. The police, or rather the border patrol, for almost an hour were constantly trying to ask him in Spanish to calm down, is there anything they can do,” David Krawcheck said, who witnessed the entire incident from feet away.
Officials with U.S. Customs and Border Protection declined to comment on the incident as of Saturday evening.