The mayor of Ciudad Juarez Hector Murguia Lardizabal, reported that had an altercation with elements of the Federal Police when they detained him and his bodyguards at a checkpoint, and they pointed their weapons at his head.
He explained in a press conference Wednesday morning that he chastised a group of officers in uniform when aboard numerous police vehicles they passed a convoy of security at a high rate of speed.
"What caught their attention was our armored vehicles and that were moving fast, but those are not ways of doing things, they just can't do whatever they want here," stated Murguia Lardizabal.
The mayor said he felt accosted and ordered his police convoy to stop so he could scold the feds for pointing their rifles at the drivers of private vehicles circulation alongside the mayor.
He also concluded that they pointed their weapons directly to his head during the time of the checkpoint and after he identified himself as mayor of this city.
He then immediately called the federal agents in charge of security to give his account of what happened.
"What do these people think, that wee in Afghanistan, or in Iraq? This is not Afghanistan, it is Ciudad Juarez," said Murguia Lardizabal.
This is not the first time the mayor has run-ins with federal forces. The last time it took the life of one of his bodyguards from gunfire from the feds during an incident earlier this year.