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Arizona in Brief: Border Patrol arrests American, 4 Hondurans in chase

Border Patrol arrests American, 4 Hondurans in chase

TUCSON (AP) — Border Patrol agents from Arizona’s Tucson Station say they have arrested a U.S. citizen and four Honduran nationals after a failed human smuggling attempt that led agents on a pursuit. The Border Patrol said Friday that agents on Thursday had tried to stop a sedan for an immigration inspection near the southern town of Sasabe close to the border with Mexico, but the driver of the vehicle sped away eastbound toward the community of Arivaca.

The agency used a helicopter to help with the pursuit.

Border officials arrested the driver, two passengers in the car and two other in the trunk after the vehicle stopped in Arivaca.

Police: Woman arrested after investigation into son’s death

TUCSON (AP) — Tucson police say their investigation of the 2016 death of a 7-month-old boy who had severe head injuries has resulted in the arrested in the arrest of his mother.

Police say Kimberly Self was arrested Thursday night on suspicion of child abuse after police conducted interviews and reviewed medical records of Victor Self and an older sibling.

According to police, Victor had skull fractures and a brain bleed when he was found unresponsive on December 3, 2016 and he also was underweight and malnourished at the time of his death.

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