A Border Patrol agent is positioned by the border fence. Photo by Chris Stone

An unclothed man was arrested Wednesday after a confrontation with a Border Patrol agent in the remote Otay Mountain area near the border .

The 29-year-old was confronted by an agent with the San Diego Sector at 7 a.m. in the wilderness area, said Lt. Thomas Seiver of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

The man allegedly threw rocks at the agent, striking him multiple times, including in the head, Seiver said. The agent shot at the suspect but did not hit him and agents then took the man into custody.

Both the agent and the suspect were taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

The Sheriff’s Homicide Unit is in charge of the investigation and is coordinating with the FBI and the Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Professional Responsibility, which are conducting parallel investigations into the incident.

Seiver said the suspect is in the custody of Border Patrol and awaiting federal charges.

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