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Man in custody after trying to speed through port of entry in San Ysidro

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A few cars make their way south to cross into Tijuana, Mexico, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, at the San Ysidro Port of Entry in San Diego.

A man is in federal custody Monday after a failed attempt to enter the United States by speeding through the San Ysidro Port of Entry.

The man allegedly tried to drive a vehicle from Mexico through U.S. Customs and Border Protection screening lanes "at a high rate of speed" and rear-ended another car around 9:45 p.m., said Lt. Jud Campbell of the San Diego Police Department.

As the suspect tried to drive around the vehicle, a Border Patrol officer shot "multiple times" at the vehicle. The driver was not injured, police said.

No other information was released, including the name of the suspect. The Department of Homeland Security was investigating him for "illegal entry and assault," according to reports.

The identity of the agent is also being withheld. SDPD did report that the officer is a long-time federal agent.

SDPD was investigating the incident.