BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - It was a desperate attempt at a better life. A man from Belarus tried bolting across the International Railroad Bridge into the United States. However, he didn't make it and the attempt was all caught on camera.
The illegal immigrant's dash for freedom to the United States came to a quick end after being spotted by Customs and border protection agents early Tuesday morning.
As the 42-year-old man from Belarus attempted to cross the railroad bridge, he didn't know he was tripping alarms, warning U.S. authorities about what he was doing.
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U.S. Border Patrol Mike Scioli said, "At that point, agents were notified and they responded to the area to try to encounter the individual. At this point we have no idea who he is, what he is carrying, or what kind of danger he could bring, so a tactical arrest is made."
It's not known why the man attempted to cross in the Buffalo area, but it's something that's attempted more than most people would think.
Scioli said, "Through the sector whole wide we did 2,200 arrests, this past fiscal year from October to August we did a little over a thousand arrests. So we are making arrests here."
Agent Scioli said that the Buffalo sector is the busiest border in the Border Patrol on the country's northern border.
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