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Statement from Attorney General Merrick B. Garland on the Attack on Four American Citizens in Matamoros, Mexico

For Immediate Release
Office of Public Affairs

The Justice Department today issued the following statement from Attorney General Merrick B. Garland on the attack on four American citizens in Matamoros, Mexico:

“Last Friday, four Americans were attacked in Matamoros, Mexico. In the wake of the attack, the FBI immediately contacted our Mexican law enforcement and security partners in an effort to locate the victims.

“The FBI has confirmed that two of the Americans were killed and another injured. The two surviving Americans are now receiving medical treatment in the United States.

“I want to offer my deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims of this heinous attack. The Justice Department will be relentless in pursuing justice on their behalf.

“We will do everything in our power to identify, find, and hold accountable the individuals responsible for this attack on American citizens.”

Updated March 7, 2023

Press Release Number: 23-253