A man from Northern Ireland was arrested after swimming across the Detroit River in an alleged attempt to enter the United States from Canada.
According to a complaint filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Christopher Andrew Sagajllo, 56, of the UK, was arrested on Dec. 14, 2019 by River Rouge police after he was discovered by security at U.S. Steel Corp.
He was arrested and issued a misdemeanor citation for criminal trespassing by police and was later taken by Border Patrol Agents who transported him to the Gibraltar Border Patrol Station for further processing.
In 2010, Sagajllo was denied entry into the U.S. after previously being admitted into the U.S. for three months under a Visa Waiver program in 2003. After being arrested for multiple traffic violations. Sagajllo was sent back to the UK on May 3, 2010, WXYZ reports.
Before trying to illegally enter the US by swimming across the Detroit River near Zug Island in River Rouge, Sagajllo had attempted to reenter the US on Dec 13, 2019 but was denied.
Border agents found a wet suit, gloves and several plastic bags on Zug Island left behind by Sagajllo, according to court records.
On Dec. 23, Sagajllo was charged with unlawful re-entry to the U.S. in Detroit federal court, Fox News reports.