Police officer is shot dead and two others are injured after shooting at Tucson Amtrak station
A U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) officer was killed Monday and another was seriously injured while conducting a routine check on an Amtrak train in Tucson, Arizona.
Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus said one person was arrested at the scene, while another who barricaded himself inside the bathroom of the double-decker train was shot dead.
The injured federal agent was taken to hospital in a police car and is being treated at Banner University Medical Center.
Another officer with the Tucson Police Department was shot, but is expected to survive.
The shooting happened after 8am after the train, traveling from Los Angeles to New Orleans, pulled into the station in Tucson.
There were 137 passengers and 11 crew members on board, with all passengers and crew now evacuated to the station. There are no reported injuries to the crew or passengers, Amtrak spokesman Jason Abrams told KGUN9.
At least one person was taken into custody after a shooting at a Tucson, Arizona Amtrak station
A witness told KOLD News 13 that the shooting happened after two men approached another man aboard the train, saying they wanted to talk. Shots were fired after they got off the train
A witness told KOLD News 13 that the shooting happened after two men aboard the train approached another passenger, claiming they wanted to talk.
Bullets began flying after the trio disembarked from the train, the witness said.
A woman whose parents were on the train said all passengers except the shooter were safe.
Webcams at the Tucson Historic Station captured police activity following the shooting
Passenger Evan Courtney shared images and video of police’s response to the gunfire
Tucson police officers were seen embracing near the scene of the shooting
Passenger Evan Courtney said he was relaxing in the lounge cabin when chaos erupted.
‘People came running through yelling “shots fired,”‘ he told DailyMail.com. ‘I grabbed my backpack and ran.’
He gathered with other passengers in the hallway of a car, watching the scene unfold through the windows.
‘I saw SWAT with assault rifles huddled behind barricades,’ Courtney said. ‘After about 15 minutes, police ran to us and told us to get out of the car and run in the opposite direction, out of harm’s way.’
Another train passenger said he he heard shots fired, and an officer yelling at the gunman to surrender.
Then he heard someone screaming in pain from a nearby stairwell, he told local media.
‘I was caught in the cross fire,’ George Gonzales told Tucson.com. ‘It’s like the OK Corral gang when I woke up in the morning.’