According to officials Friday, a U.S. Border Patrol helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing in Texas after it was fired upon possibly from Mexican side of border.

The incident happened about 5 p.m. Friday while the aircraft was patrolling the Rio Grande near the far northwest corner of the border city of Laredo. A Webb County Sheriff Martin Cuellar said it was hit by two bullets, told a Texas news publication. A total of five shots were fired, Cuellar said.


Border Patrol spokeswoman Sara Melendez says no one aboard the aircraft was injured. The helicopter landed safely.

Officials did not impart information on whether the gunfire came from the Mexican side of the river or the U.S. side but preliminary indications were the U.S. helicopter that was fired upon, shots possibly were from Mexican side of border.