Mexican Military Crosses into US Side of Bridge
PROGRESO – The Progreso International Bridge was closed down for a short time following an incident with the Mexican military. The Mexican military were allegedly chasing a speeding driver of Dodge Nitro truck. The driver crossed from the U.S. into Mexico. At the Mexican checkpoint, the driver turned around and fled back to the U.S. The Mexican military followed and crossed the international boundary on the bridge.
As a result, the Progreso International Bridge was temporarily shut down on both sides.
U.S Customs and Border Protection spokesman Felix Garza says they spoke to the military and informed them that they crossed the line. Garza says Customs consider the crossing unintentional.
Everything is back to normal. Traffic is flowing again. CHANNEL 5 is inquiring if this incident will have any political fallout.