A Border Patrol agent discovered a metal wire strung between two border fences in San Diego that appears to have been placed there to injure officials, kpho.com reports. When pulled tight the wire appears to have the capacity to decapitate a person.

Border Patrol claims that if the wire, strung about 150 feet between San Diego's two border fences, were pulled on from the Mexican side it would be high enough to strike an agent on an all-terrain vehicle in the neck, kpho.com reports.

The agency says the wire discovery comes amid rising violence targeted at Border Patrol agents in San Diego, kpho.com reports.

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