Wednesday, October 20, 2021

DEA agent, suspected of shooting Amtrak train in Arizona

October 4 (WNN) — A federal agent and a suspect were killed and two law enforcement officers were injured in a shootout on an Amtrak train in Arizona on Monday.

Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus said members of local and federal narcotics officers were conducting routine searches while the train was at a downtown station when the shooter opened fire in the upper deck of the train as officers detained another person. I was taking

“The suspect locked himself in the bathroom, which is on a lower level, after having an affair with officers,” Magnus said. “It was eventually determined that the suspect was indeed dead in the bathroom.”

Special Agent Cherry Oz, in charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Phoenix division, said one DEA agent was killed in the shooting and another agent is in critical condition.

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Tucson police officers, who arrived to assist officers at the scene after hearing the shots, were in stable condition, Magnus said.

Amtrak confirmed in a statement to CNN that a “shooting incident” occurred on a train departing from Los Angeles on its way to New Orleans.

The company said that there were 137 passengers and 11 crew members on board and all of them were evacuated safely.

“There are no reports of injuries to the crew or passengers,” Amtrak said.

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