EL PASO (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol says a road construction crew has uncovered an abandoned tunnel in Texas, just north of the border with Mexico.
Agent Oscar Cervantes says the tunnel was discovered Thursday near downtown El Paso.READ MORE: A Lot Less Munching: Pandemic Leaves Girl Scouts With 15 Million Boxes Of Unsold Cookies
The Border Patrol said in a statement that the Texas Department of Transportation reached out after a cave-in during construction of a road. The mishap led to the discovery of the tunnel that originates north of the international border. Authorities don’t know the purpose of the tunnel or where it goes.READ MORE: Parents Of North Texan & Former Marine Trevor Reed Want President To Stand Up For Their Jailed Son
Border Patrol confined-space resource teams are examining the area to determine the extent of the tunnel, apparently reinforced with wooden beams.
Cervantes declined to release further details Friday, citing the ongoing investigation.MORE NEWS: Poll: Many Americans Would Keep Working From Home As Pandemic Eases
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