Border Patrol Continues Search for Suspect
The search continues for a man who reportedly escaped from border patrol custody on Monday.
Officials released the suspects identity as 24-year-old Edgar Manuel Sanchez Mendiola.
Agents transported Mendiola to Doctors Hospital for treatment when he escaped in the parking lot.
They tell us he has been deported twice before.
Mendiola is described as being five feet tall and weighing approximately 130-pounds.
The suspect could also still be wearing hand-cuffs.
Now this escape has caused concern among residents in the Santerra neighborhood right across from where the suspect made his break.
"We are a tight neighborhood, a community that watches over our kids so it does bring us a lot of concern because our children like to play outside."
This neighborhood described as quiet and peaceful got a surprise this Labor Day morning, when helicopters and border patrol agents flooded their neighborhood.
“Maybe it was part of a training thing, that’s what we thought since the training happened here at the airport, we thought something like that was going on but I thought, 'how weird, it's labor day everyone is suppose to relax."
But some said it's going to be hard to relax knowing a suspect could be loose in their neighborhood and they are concerned for the neighborhood children.
The suspect is not known to be dangerous, but some said, better safe than sorry.
"And probably not today or until we do find the suspect we will not have the kids playing outside today. Unfortunately it is Labor Day and we wanted to do a cookout. We'll be more vigilant as far as our kids go."
Another resident, Richard Raymond, said he's not too worried.
"So far, I haven't seen any illegal immigrants that have been dangerous. There are some, let's see."