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CBP said in a statement on Saturday that agents chased him for almost a mile after he illegally crossed the border. When they found him near a tree, he climbed into the tree, set it on fire and threw rocks at the agents, according CBP.
The person also threw rocks at a CBP helicopter that responded to the incident, the agency said.
The man, who was from Honduras, was ultimately arrested and taken into custody, CPB said, adding that he told authorities that he was a member of the migrant caravan that made headlines recently.
He had also been arrested several times previously in Florida, according to CBP.
President TrumpDonald TrumpStowaway found in landing gear of plane after flight from Guatemala to Miami Kushner looking to Middle East for investors in new firm: report GOP eyes booting Democrats from seats if House flips MORE has called for the migrants, who are fleeing their homes in Central America, not to be allowed to enter the U.S., saying they present a national security threat.
On Saturday, he said migrants would stay in Mexico until their asylum applications were approved. An incoming Mexican official said, however, that no agreement had been reached covering the migrants.