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Man detained after disturbance at bridge

November 28, 2018

Authorities charged a man with impeding federal authorities after detaining him Sunday in the vehicle lane of the B&M International Bridge.

Federico Montemayor-Galvan, who was born in 2000, is accused of evading and resisting U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers who tried to stop him from walking in the vehicle lane at the international port of entry, according to a criminal complaint.

According to CBP, federal officers commanded Montemayor-Galvan to stop, but say in court documents that he instead threw up his arms and ignored their directives.

When CBP officers tried to grasp his arm to stop him from walking in traffic, he pulled his arm around and began running in the south and northbound vehicle lanes in an attempt to evade authorities, according to a criminal complaint.

Montemayor-Galvan is then accused of entering a vehicle, then immediately exiting it and continuing to resist CBP by swinging his arms while running toward Mexico, court documents indicate.

CBP officers, however, chased and grabbed the man, eventually detaining and arresting him.

Montemayor-Galvan made a first appearance in federal court Monday and is being held without bond pending a scheduled probable cause and detention hearing for 1:30 p.m. today in front of U.S. Magistrate Judge Ignacio Torteya III, court records show.

mreagan@brownsvilleherald.com

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