Several border patrol agents were attacked over the weekend

A U.S. Border Patrol agent was punched in the face Saturday, near Encino when a person believed to be in the country illegally tried resisting apprehension, according to a Monday news release.

The unidentified agent was repeatedly struck and suffered a broken nose, but was able to subdue his attacker and take him into custody.

In a separate incident, agents patrolling the Rio Grande by boat on Sunday were attacked by several people in the Mexican side of the river who threw rocks at their boat, the release states.