An apparent migrant jumped from a Texas overpass and several others were taken into custody on Wednesday after a police pursuit in El Paso, according to exclusive photos.
The group, riding in an SUV, led Texas Department of Public Safety agents onto US Route 85 near Texas State Highway Spur 1966 in El Paso around 9:45 a.m., according to photographs and an eyewitness account. They then allegedly ditched the vehicle in the middle of the roadway.
The passengers dispersed, with several running into oncoming traffic, the witness said. Meanwhile, two others ran in a different direction. One of the men ran toward the edge of an overpass and jumped off the structure – plummeting several feet to the ground below, the eyewitness said.
The second was following in tow, but an agent ultimately caught up to him, photographs show.
The eyewitness said police administered CPR to the motionless man for more than 25 minutes. Details regarding his condition were not immediately available.
The remaining others were subsequently taken into custody, photos show. Border Patrol agents were also spotted at the scene.
A DPS spokesperson could not immediately provide The Post with information related to the incident. A US Customs and Border Protection rep said the agency was not involved.
El Paso boasts a population of over 867,000, census data show. The west Texas city, which borders Mexico, became the center of ongoing migrant crisis during 2022 as it was the busiest border crossing in the US with up to 6,000 asylum-seekers a week attempting to enter the country.
Last month, 17 migrants in El Paso were rescued from a storm drain after becoming stuck while attempting to illegally enter the country.
The onslaught of migrants led to the city’s mayor declaring a state of emergency in December.