Numerous images have surfaced on social media early Sunday appearing to show hundreds of migrants from the first Central American caravan rushing the border at the port of entry in San Ysidro, Calif.
According to Fox News, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials have suspended northbound and southbound vehicle and pedestrian crossings at the San Ysidro port of entry, officials told Fox News. It was not immediately clear if any members of the caravan made it past the port of entry into the United States.
Fox also independently confirmed that the group helping organize the leading Central American migrant caravan, that members of the caravan were planning to attempt to cross the port of entry at San Ysidro, Calif., on Sunday afternoon.
The video Footage posted below was captured by ITV correspondent Emma Murphy.
Additional footage captured by Emma Murphy also shows what looks like several U.S. military helicopters flying near the Mexican side of the border. Murphy indicated she believes this is outside normal protocol which “bars this” type of response.
Other news agencies have also captured images of the stampede which looks like it’s proving to be a major test for both U.S. border authorities and Mexican officials. Here’s one from The Associated Press.
Migrants break past a line of police as they run toward the Chaparral border crossing in Tijuana, Mexico, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, near the San Ysidro entry point into the U.S. More than 5,000 migrants are camped in and around a sports complex in Tijuana after making their way through Mexico in recent weeks via caravan. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
Other images and video’s appear to indicate gas was being used on the Mexican side of the Border, but those reports have yet to be conformed.
ITV correspondent Emma Murphy also captured video claiming that migrants with children were scrambling up a railway siding trying to reach the US border thru a mountain.