55 likely illegal immigrants found in tractor-trailer in San Antonio


SAN ANTONIO  — Dozens of people, including some children, were discovered in a tractor-trailer in San Antonio, The Associated Press reported.

KSAT-TV reported that authorities from several agencies were called to a North Side neighborhood around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday and found 55 people suspected of entering the country illegally in and around a tractor-trailer.

Homeland Security Investigations spokeswoman Nina Pruneda confirmed that the agency is investigating.

San Antonio Fire Department chief Charles Hood says all the people appeared to be in good health.

“This truck was air-conditioned, thank God,” Hood said. “This truck had water. So they were hydrated.”

Hood says five individuals were treated for minor injuries. They were transported to a hospital.

Except for the five injured, all of the trailer’s occupants were taken to a detention center after they were searched.

Hood said many of the individuals were hungry, so firefighters ordered pizza and fed the people at the scene.

About 5 people had minor injuries from running from the trailer or from getting out, Hood said. He added that they were taken to a local hospital to be treated.


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