- Associated Press - Thursday, March 26, 2015

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A South Texas militia member who pointed a gun at a Border Patrol agent has pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm.

John Frederick Foerster of Brownsville remains in custody pending sentencing by a federal judge.

Foerster, with a 2001 burglary conviction, pleaded guilty Wednesday over the incident last August in some brush near Brownsville.

Prosecutors say Foerster pointed a gun at a Border Patrol agent, who then opened fire. Nobody was hurt.

The incident happened as agents were pursuing some immigrants in a wooded area near the Mexican border.

Authorities have said the gunfire happened on private land and it appeared the armed man wearing camouflage had permission to be on the property.


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