Two Honduran nationals are accused of violently assaulting a Border Patrol officer near the Rio Grande City in Texas, the Brownsville Heralds reports.
Marco Tulio Avelar-Gomez, 45, and Nelson Dionosio Chavarria-Ramos, 25, face federal charges after the alleged assault.
The Border Patrol agent, whose identity is not being released, approached the men when Chavarria-Ramos punched the agent several times in the face while Avelar-Gomez held the agent down.
The men were spotted and arrested.
Border Patrol is reporting a rise in the number of violent crimes because of an influx of immigrants.