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Russian consulate general says requested to meet Russian citizen shot in Arizona

Russian consulate general says requested to meet Russian citizen shot in Arizona

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 16 Nov 2019, 07:26 am

Washington/Sputnik/UNI: Consular access to a Russian national shot by a US Border Patrol agent when allegedly trying to cross into the United States from Mexico has been requested, Russian Consulate-General in Houston press attache told Sputnik.

"The Consulate-General has contacted the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP)," the press attache said on Friday. "We were informed that last night a Russian citizen, Gluschenko Evgeny Pavlovich, 1982, was injured yesterday in Arizona when attempting to cross the US-Mexico border."
The press attaché pointed out that the injured Russian national is currently in a hospital in Goodyear, Arizona, and his life is not in danger, according to a preliminary assessment.


"We are trying to get in contact with him directly as well as we have requested a consular access to him," the press attaché said.


The Russian Consulate is trying to clarify the details of what exactly happened and how Gluschenko tried to cross the US- Mexico border, the press attaché added.
On Friday, the CBP said in a release a US Border Patrol agent shot a Russian national near Lukeville, Arizona, when he allegedly tried to cross illegally into the United States.


CBP explained when the agent tried to arrest Gluschenko, a physical altercation ensued and the agent discharged his firearm. Gluschenko then transported via helicopter to a Phoenix area hospital for treatment of the non-life threatening injuries he sustained.


The incident is under the investigation by the FBI and the CBP Use of Force Incident Team, the release said.

Russian consulate general says requested to meet Russian citizen shot in Arizona

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