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CBP: Naked, injured man found in coal train

Nogales-area U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers found a naked man with multiple injuries in railcar full of coal at the Dennis DeConcini crossing Wednesday afternoon, authorities said. 

Around 3:30 p.m., a commercial cargo train came through the port and Mexican officials told CBP officers that a person was inside one of the rail containers, said Marcia Armendariz, a CBP spokeswoman. 

CBP officers inspecting incoming shipments confirmed a man was inside one of the coal cars and stopped the train. 

Suffering from "obvious injuries," the man was immediately given a blanket, and taken into custody, Armendariz said. 

The man, who was identified only as a citizen from Sonora, Mexico, told officers had was assaulted three days earlier by two men. The men took his personal belongings, including his clothes, he said. 

The man was taken to a local hospital for evaluation and treatment, Armendariz said. He has later released by the hospital and is now in "immigration proceedings," she said. 

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A U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer inspects a train as it moves through the gate at the Dennis DeConcini port of entry in Nogales.