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NJ Fugitive Rappels Off Bridge, Caught In Texas

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General view of the bordering bridge between Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, and Laredo in Texas, USA (Photo credit:  RAUL LLAMAS/AFP/Getty Images)

General view of the bordering bridge between Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, and Laredo in Texas, USA (Photo credit: RAUL LLAMAS/AFP/Getty Images)

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EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A man from Mexico wanted in New Jersey on murder and attempted murder warrants has been caught in West Texas after rappelling off a bridge.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials on Wednesday announced the arrest of 27-year-old Marco Antonio Miranda-DeJesus.

Border Patrol agents in the downtown El Paso area on Monday night saw a man run north from the border of Mexico and rappel off a bridge. Agents caught the man following a brief foot chase.

Records show authorities in New Brunswick, N.J., sought Miranda-DeJesus on charges of murder, attempted murder, aggravated assault, gang criminality, conspiracy and unlawful possession of a weapon. Further details on the cases weren’t immediately available.

Miranda-DeJesus, who’s also been charged with illegal entry into the U.S., faces extradition to New Jersey.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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