By VALERIE GONZALEZ and MARK REAGAN
The Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident east of U.S. 281 on FM 490 after a man was assaulted and tied up.
Sgt. Frank Medrano of the sheriff’s office said deputies responded to the location at 8:43 a.m. Friday in reference to a man who called 911.
Details about the nature of the investigation at this point are scant as authorities are working an active scene that includes the Major Crimes Unit.
Sheriff J.E. “Eddie” Guerra said deputies responded to a call that is currently listed as suspicious circumstances.
“The caller reported he was approached by two males and was assaulted and tied up,” Guerra said. “The victim doesn’t want to cooperate with my investigators. Investigation is still ongoing.”
Just before noon Friday, a reporter at the scene observed law enforcement, including Border Patrol, beginning to leave the area.
No one has been taken into custody, Medrano said Friday afternoon.
Border Patrol declined to comment and referred questions to the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office, which has not yet released any more updates regarding the investigation.