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Breaking: Texas ICE Office Attacked, Shots Fired

FBI agents are searching for suspects in connection with shots fired at two ICE buildings early Tuesday morning.

The shooting first reported took place around 3 a.m. Tuesday on the 1700 block of NE Loop 410 near Brookhaven Drive. We’re told another shooting happened at a separate ICE facility around the same time.

Investigators say that multiple shots were fired on two floors targeting ICE officials. No one was hit, but windows were broken in the building. One person was injured, it’s not clear how they were, though.

“I don’t think there’s a question that they knew which floors the ice offices were,” FBI Special Agent in Charge Chris Combs said Tuesday. The building shot at has multiple tenants, with the ICE facility located on upper floors.

“All of the shots that we have found are on the floors where ICE had offices,” Combs explained. “This is no question a very targeted attack. It’s not a secret facility, you can go online, it’s out there. So they did some research, they knew what floors ICE was on, they knew what buildings they were and and they hit those.”

Combs wouldn’t confirm whether the FBI believes this was an act of protest or not, but says it’s concerning someone would fire off shots at a building, regardless if people were inside or not.

“To be honest with you, I’m not sure they thought anyone was in the building, which concerns me,” Combs said. “If this was an act of protest or a political statement, maybe they thought the building was empty. But you never know when a building is empty, right?”

The FBI Evidence Response Team is currently reviewing surveillance video and more evidence, which could take a while.

ICE says the building is primarily used as an executive and administrative office building.

ICE ERO San Antonio Field Office Director Daniel Bible says the national discourse surrounding ICE and the topic of immigration is reckless, blaming today’s shooting on politicians, media and activists.

“This attack at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Field Office in San Antonio is completely without justification,” said Bible. “Political rhetoric and misinformation that various politicians, media outlets and activist groups recklessly disseminate to the American people regarding the ICE mission only serve to further encourage these violent acts. ICE officers put their lives on the line each and every day to keep our communities safe. This disturbing public discourse shrouds our critical law enforcement function and unnecessarily puts our officers’ safety at risk.”

A person was detained shortly after the shooting, but was released after it was found out they were not connected with the shooting.

If you know anything about the attack, the FBI is asking you to contact their San Antonio field office. The FBI says it is worried of another possible shooting.

“We are concerned that there could be additional attacks, we have to stop that,” Combs said. “We can not allow political discourse to lead us to the point of violence, where federal employees, innocent people doing their jobs are put in harms way.”

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23 Comments
  • CharlieSeattle says:

    Oh, oh? The FBI and Antifa in Texas, together??

    More likely the attack was a Parkland Florida, style DNC/FBI “False Flag” to promote an anti-gun, anti-US Constitution agenda.

    El Paso? Antifa previously said they were coming there.

    dailycaller.com/2019/07/30/report-andy-ngo-antifa-siege-el-paso-texas-resistance/

    The DOJ and FBI have made no effort to arrest Antifa in 3 years, that’s because they are “managing them.”

    No one does domestic “False Flags” better than the DNC/FBI!

  • MICHAEL G YANKO says:

    The left will eventually start a very brief civil war. After they lose they will all be banished to the west coast which will be voted out of the union and become “New California”. All illegals will flock there and the southern border will be open. New York City will become it’s own state, Puerto Rico will be added, and Washington DC will be the 3rd replacement so we don’t have to change the flag. You heard it here 1st.

    • Disgusted says:

      Hey Michael I am on the West Coast. I would not appreciate that……

      • Sherry says:

        Then you better get the hek out of there. California is full of crazies! They need to be cut off from the benefits of hard-working Americans and their ancestors who built this great country. Let them continue to ruin their moral fabric and economy on their own.

    • Lorraine Kemer says:

      Michael, please wait for this conservative to leave the state of CA. I have had it with all the insane leaders in this state. The liberals can keep them. Birds of a feather should flock together.

    • Liz says:

      Not while I and about half of the state are conservatives.

      • William Conley says:

        If half of California is “conservative” why is it California has elected a left leaning illegal alien loving Democrat since Reagan left office there? I honestly don’t understand why anyone who isn’t an illegal for illegals or hires illegals would still reside in California. Was in LAX a few years back Mexican music blaring everywhere more Mexicans than I could count I honestly thought they accidentally landed Mexico.

    • dfarshyj hyj says:

      California is already over 48% Hispanic. They could propose to petition the United Nations to declare as then own country–New New Mexico

  • Diana says:

    Find don’t take them alive shot to kill save us all from these crazies against America

  • JDP says:

    Blame AOC and her “Squad” for this one!

  • Proud vet says:

    Don’t fear the agency search all corrupt they won’t find anything! Just like they didn’t find anything with Epstein. When you got all 17 agency is the upper ranks all corrupt to the core I guarantee you you’ll find nothing after all great One Democrats went to jail for all the people they have done including lying to Congress destroying computers you name it including murder yes including murder nobody goes to jail unless you’re a conservative and they want to strip you of everything you’ve got. We need to get rid of all 17 agency is there nothing but a brown shirt army with fully automatic weapons with 2 billion rules of PowerPoint but what’s that Obama don’t fear the agency search all corrupt they won’t find anything! Just like they didn’t find anything with Epstein. When you got all 17 agencies the upper ranks are corrupt to the core I guarantee you you’ll find nothing after all great One Democrats went to jail for all the people they have done including lying to Congress destroying computers you name it including murder yes including murder nobody goes to jail unless you’re a conservative and they want to strip you of everything you’ve got. We need to get rid of all 17 agencies there nothing but a brown shirt army with fully automatic weapons with 2 billion rounds of PowerPoint bullets that Obama bought For them to use on the American people for Gun confiscation that’s why she wants to write a wall that we cannot buy any bullet proof vest even though he’s hiding behind the shooter thing the real truth is he don’t want us being able to protect ourselves from him and his communist party

    • Sherry says:

      Barack Hussein Obama – his ‘stage name’ (Barry Soetoro) was the worst thing to ever happen to America. Friggin’ inside terrorist!

  • Ralph says:

    So Americans are targeting Americans with lethal force, because of some delusional outrage over the alleged treatment of foreign nationals who snuck into our country illegally..OK got it…

    • Lorraine Kemer says:

      While I agree with your comment, please keep in mind that it might not be Americans targeting ICE. It very well could be illegals who believe they will be deported or are already I. The ‘self deport’ list. Either way, it is ludicrous that people don’t think before committing assault attracts on public officials or anyone else.

      • Ron says:

        ANTIFA and BLM come to mind have you seen what is happening in Portland?
        Innocent people are being injured for no reason and the police are standing down. This country is being destroyed by the Leftist Liberal DemonRat Sociopaths
        that is what their party consists of and they promote violence at every turn and with every word out of their mouths.

  • Reggie says:

    But all we hear is how violent the right is.

  • Michael says:

    Right Wing, please date your stories!

  • Liz says:

    Anyone gets hurt, every loud mouthed lefty politician who’s been mouthing off about ‘abolishing ice’ should be sued for it.

  • Madeleine says:

    ANTIFA VIA GEORGE SOROS AND THE DEEP, DEEP STATE

  • Brian says:

    It is time to use extreme prejudice against everyone and every group that calls for or commits violence against ANY agency or law enforcement group.

  • george peters says:

    charge the demon-rat party, they are the instigators in the whole mess that is deportation of undesirables in the country. hold them all responsible if any officer is actually shot.

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