EL PASO, Texas – A 32-year-old man from El Salvador died early Thursday while in custody at the U.S. Border Patrol station in Lordsburg, New Mexico, officials said.
The man had been taken into custody by Border Patrol agents at about 9 p.m. Wednesday and was being processed at the Lordsburg station Thursday morning "when he fell into medical distress," U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement.
CBP said attempts to revive the man were unsuccessful. A possible cause of death was not immediately released.
CBP added that the government of El Salvador, the Department of Homeland Security Office of the Inspector General and members of Congress have been notified.
The CBP Office of Professional Responsibility has begun an investigation into the death.
The Border Patrol has been under scrutiny regarding the deaths of migrants and the conditions and treatment of detained migrants.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Migrant from El Salvador dies at New Mexico Border Patrol station