U.S. Soldiers Are Disarmed, Held At Gunpoint By Mexican Troops In Texas

Mexican troops held U.S. soldiers at gunpoint.

Clint, TX - Two U.S. soldiers were held at gunpoint and disarmed by Mexican troops on American soil on April 19.

CNN reported that five to six Mexican military personnel questioned the two U.S. soldiers who were conducting border support operations.

A U.S. Northern Command statement confirmed that the U.S. soldiers were “appropriately in US territory" during the encounter, according to CNN.

The Mexican soldiers not only pointed their weapons at the U.S. troops, but also removed a soldier’s sidearm and returned it to the unmarked U.S. Customs and Border Protection vehicle, U.S. military officials said.

CNN reported that the Mexican troops were armed with assault rifles. U.S. officials said the U.S. soldiers allowed the weapon to be taken in an effort to de-escalate the “potential volatile situation.”

"Throughout the incident, the US soldiers followed all established procedures and protocols," Northern Command said, according to CNN.

The encounter happened south of the border fence in the area but north of the Rio Grande, according to U.S. officials.

The river in that area has brush-filled and dried-out riverbed which makes it “very easy” for people to be confused as to what side of the border they are on.

One of the American soldiers spoke Spanish and explained the situation to the Mexican troops before the Mexican soldiers left in their unmarked pickup.

An inquiry by U.S. officials found that the Mexican military members thought the U.S. soldiers were in Mexico, according to the U.S. Northern Command.

"Though they were south of the border fence, US soldiers remained in US territory, north of the actual border," the statement said, according to CNN. The statement added that "after a brief discussion between the soldiers from the two nations, the Mexican military members departed the area."

President Donald Trump has ordered the military to support border security and the U.S. has 3,000 active duty troops and 2,000 National Guard troops in the southern border, CNN reported.

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USMC_Daddy
USMC_Daddy

What the F are Mexican police doing in America?.??

Goodguys
Goodguys

I kinda read the story to mean our boys were outgunned and wisely gave themselves up to keep from getting dumped. Damn.

bluelinestrong
bluelinestrong

Is it me or do I smell a cover up from the other side

Cromaxgal
Cromaxgal

This is an act of war

tkshields
tkshields

this is an act of aggression committed on US soil by a foreign entity

Inquirer63
Inquirer63

Mexican Ambassador has got some explaining to do, along with a prompt formal diplomatic apology.

LEO0301
LEO0301

If only the Mexicans would spend their time patrolling the border looking for the hoards of people trying to enter the USA illegally instead detaining our soldiers...

Cstuartsr
Cstuartsr

This is a act of war and somebody should be held accountable for there actions. Our military should patrolling with all weapons to stop threats they might run into. Goes to show the Mexican Government and military are corrupt and it’s time to stop being nice.

Gremlin73
Gremlin73

This was hardly an act of war.

klsparrow
klsparrow

Looks like Iran all over again just with the Mexican military. Reaction from the US , zero. They should tell the Mexican Gov and the military chief if this happens again the Mexican personal on US soil will be shot. A then selected military targets will be hit. What were these corrupt Mexican military people dong covering for the drug runners? Mexico is doing nothing to help with the border problem yet for some reason we let this 4th rate military run all over us. Hell the work for the cartels.

cocopups
cocopups

Damn straight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

alicefae
alicefae

Before we go to war, let’s hear it from some source other than
cnn. ( no caps intended).

informative
informative

Remember the Alamo!

GHarvey
GHarvey

Awe common...lets all go down to the Rio Grande and shoot some Cans... .

BatCrapCrazy
BatCrapCrazy

"Throughout the incident, the US soldiers followed all established procedures and protocols," Northern Command said, according to CNN.

It's time to change established procedures and protocols. This is a crock.

Mic911
Mic911

cnn...communist news network!

Jenifer1947
Jenifer1947

I saw this same story years ago on facebook is it resurrected or a new happening?

Demsrevil
Demsrevil

We obviously need a Wall to keep foreigners from breaking in to steal from Americans, but also to keep dumb@$$ Mexican soldiers on their side of the border.

JD Hagen
JD Hagen

I'm not in LE, but I do come from an LE family. I did spend a 23 year career in the US Army, so I know how Soldiers think and act. This was likely not an act of war, nor was it a negative reflection on the Soldiers involved on either side. Our 2 Soldiers were south of the fence, but still in US territory. They were in an unmarked vehicle (this is important) just sitting there. The Mexican Soldiers saw this and approached with weapons drawn. It is very likely the Mexican Soldiers believed the vehicle was in their territory, as of yet we have no confirmation of this one way or the other. The US sergeant was faced with 5 Soldiers armed with rifles while he and his Soldier had sidearms. Note: it is likely our guys either didn't have ammo or it was safety wired shut and was to be accessed only in certain circumstances. This is a stupid practice, but the DOD does this. The US Soldiers allowed their sidearms to be taken. This was prudent in this situation. After a few words were exchanged it was determined who was who and where they were. Sidearms were returned, Soldier to Soldier pleasantries were exchanged (probably) and everyone went on their way. CNN appears to making a mountain out of a mole hill for their own motives which lately seem to be embarrassing our President whenever possible. To me this clearly illustrates the need for a clear and unmistakable barrier, some sort of wall maybe???

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

If the mexican soldiers had taken prisoner the US soldiers, then Donald Trump's would have made mad tweets!

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Goldbear5
Goldbear5

I would never have surrendered my weapon to the Mexicans! What the hell!!!

xenonman
xenonman

Remember the Alamo!

Spokane26
Spokane26

Screw Mexico!

Marxest
Marxest

I would NEVER have surrendered my weapon!!! I would have assumed that they weren't even "Mexican troops", criminals working for cartels and organized crime syndicates routinely pose as police officers and soldiers in order to better commit their heinous crimes. The fact that those "troops" even did that on AMERICAN SOIL speaks volumes! The audacity of those bastards.

pbm4jc
pbm4jc

That's a dangerous thing to do, giving up your arm to Mexican soldiers or federalis. They should've raised their weapons as well. I know it's scary 2 v. 6. But you don't let these Mexicans lay a hand on you with their weapons drawn on AMERICAN SOIL.