On Friday, a Customs and Border Patrol helicopter took fire from the ground while patrolling near Laredo, Texas, in the southern area of the state. Now, Rep. Jason Chaffetz is showing you one of the bullet holes that forced that chopper to land and giving a new, miraculous detail.
"Bullet hole upper right," Chaffetz said in an Instagram post. Then he dropped a new detail about how the pilot's life was spared: "With Homeland Security pilot whose helicopter was shot twice Fri. Bullet hit a vest on the seat saving his life. Another bullet hit the blade."
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Laredo police told CNN that they believe the shots came from the Mexican side of the border.