A Drug Enforcement Administration agent and a suspect have been left lifeless and two legislation enforcement officers have been injured Monday throughout a taking pictures inside an Amtrak practice stopped at an Arizona station, authorities mentioned.
A second suspect was in custody, Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus advised reporters. Magnus mentioned the Counter Narcotics Alliance, a process power comprised of native and federal legislation enforcement companies, boarded a New Orleans-bound Amtrak practice stopped at a station in downtown Tucson round 8 a.m. to do a routine examine for unlawful weapons, medicine, cash, and different objects.
The legislation enforcement officers encountered two individuals on the second degree of the double-decker practice. While they have been talking with one individual, a second opened fireplace, Magnus mentioned. A DEA agent was shot and died and one other was injured.
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A Tucson police officer on the platform heard the pictures ring out and bumped into the practice, the chief mentioned.
“As he entered into the train, he was also shot,” Magnus mentioned.
The suspected shooter then barricaded himself inside a practice rest room after exchanging gunfire with officers, Magnus mentioned. Authorities later decided that the suspect was lifeless. Magnus didn’t know whether or not brokers shot him or he took his personal life.
The critically injured DEA agent and Tucson police officer have been taken to a hospital. The police officer was in secure situation and is being held in a single day for statement, Magnus mentioned.
“I also want to reflect on the really heroic actions of the officers at the scene who literally ran towards the danger into the car where there was an active shooting situation going on,” Magnus mentioned.
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, a Republican, expressed his condolences to the legislation enforcement officers in a tweet.
“My heartfelt condolences are with the loved ones and colleagues of the DEA agent who lost his life today in Tucson,” he wrote. “Two other law enforcement officers are injured in the hospital. Our prayers are with them, their families and the law enforcement community.”
Anne Milgram, administrator for the DEA, mentioned the federal company was “heartbroken” over Monday’s occasions.
“Tragically, this morning, two DEA special agents and a DEA task force officer from the Tucson Police Department were shot during a law enforcement operation in Tucson, Arizona. One DEA special agent died as a result of injuries sustained during the shooting. A second DEA special agent is in critical condition. The DEA task force officer is in stable condition. We at the DEA are heartbroken by today’s events and ask that you keep the families of the agents and task force officer in your thoughts and prayers.”
The Sunset Limited, Train 2, was touring from Los Angeles to New Orleans, Amtrak spokesman Jason Abrams advised Fox News. The 137 passengers and 11 crew members on board have been unhurt and evacuated from the station.
Amtrak is working with native and federal authorities, he added.
Security footage on the station posted on-line reveals a practice arriving on the station whereas different footage reveals a number of the taking pictures.
Multiple pictures may be heard from inside a practice earlier than a person, who seems to be a safety officer with a canine, boards in the midst of the second-to-last automotive by way of an open door. Two bystanders again away after which run previous a baggage cart, becoming a member of 4 others as they usher one another into the final automotive and the door slides shut.
KOLD-TV beforehand reported an officer had been injured from gunfire. A supply advised the information outlet the injured officer was taken to a hospital.
A witness mentioned two males approached one other on a practice saying they wished to talk with him. As they left the practice, pictures have been fired, KOLD reported.
Evan Courtney was in a lounge automotive when individuals all of a sudden got here operating in yelling: “Shots fired!”
“I grabbed my backpack and ran,” he advised The Associated Press through Twitter direct messaging.
He later tweeted pictures of officers embracing one another.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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