CALEXICO — A suspected undocumented immigrant was arrested Wednesday after allegedly stabbing another suspected undocumented immigrant in a U.S. Border Patrol cell here.
Salvador Mendoza Rodriguez, 41, of Mexico, was booked into county jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after he allegedly stabbed his cellmate with a wire shank, said Calexico police Sgt. Armando Marquez.
The Calexico Police Department received a call from the Calexico station of the U.S. Border Patrol at 5:20 a.m. Wednesday regarding the stabbing.
Officers were advised by the Border Patrol that two suspected undocumented immigrants in a cell had an altercation that resulted in Israel Rodriguez, 19, of Mexico sustaining small punctures to the right side of his neck and right shoulder, Marquez said.