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A person claiming to be a member of a cartel claims they have kidnapped a border agent and threatened their life, according to police.
Border Patrol is making contact with all personnel in the Rio Grande Valley.
The caller dialed 9-1-1 yesterday and said they have kidnapped a Border Patrol agent, La Joya Police Chief Geovanni Hernandez confirms.
The La Joya Police Department contacted Border Patrol and the FBI. Hernandez said.
A Border Patrol spokesperson did not confirm the threat, but they did confirm the agency is doing an accountability check of all agents stationed in the RGV sector.
Right now there are more than 3,000 Border Patrol Agents stationed in the Rio Grande Valley.
UPDATE: Border Patrol says they've accounted for all agents on duty at time of alleged kidnapping. Now contacting agents off duty @kgbt