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Police officer is shot dead and two others are injured after shooting at Tucson Amtrak station

BREAKING: Three police officers are injured in shooting on Amtrak train in Tucson where gunman barricaded himself in bathroom after opening fire

  • Witnesses said the shooting happened afte a train passenger was approached by two fellow passengers and the trio stepped off the carriage together
  • The condition of the surviving officers remains unknown
  • An unidentified man was arrested after locking himself inside a train bathroom 


Three police officers have been injured in a shooting aboard an Amtrak train pulling into a station in Arizona before the gunman barricaded himself in a bathroom.  

Police arrested one man following the shooting, which happened at 7.40am as the train, traveling from Los Angeles to New Orleans, pulled into the station in Tucson. 

The gunman was arrested after locking himself in a bathroom aboard the train. 

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 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

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

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

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.’ 

This story is developing.

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