Report: 1 DEA agent dead, 2 other officers injured during train station shooting

A Tucson Police Department SWAT truck is parked near the last two cars of an Amtrak train in downtown Tucson, Ariz., Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. One person is in custody after someone opened fire Monday aboard an Amtrak train in Tucson, Arizona, police said. The shooting happened just after 8 a.m. on a train parked at the station in the city's downtown. Authorities say the scene has been secured and no threat remains. (Mamta Popat/Arizona Daily Star via AP)

A Tucson Police Department SWAT truck is parked near the last two cars of an Amtrak train in downtown Tucson, Ariz., Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. (Mamta Popat/Arizona Daily Star via AP)

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UPDATED 3:04 PM PT – Monday, October 4, 2021

At least one Drug Enforcement Administration agent was killed and two other officers were injured following a shooting at an Amtrak station in Tucson. The Tucson Police Department confirmed the shooting happened Monday morning onboard an Amtrak train, which was stopped at the station.

According to authorities, two DEA agents were boarding the stationary train to conduct a routine interdiction check. The agents reportedly detained one person when another opened fire on them.

A local police officer, who heard the shots and ran in the train car to help, was also shot. The shooting suspect reportedly barricaded himself in a bathroom and was later found deceased.

“So ultimately as time went on there wasn’t clarity whether the suspect was still alive or not, whether he had been shot or not, but ultimately it was determined that the suspect in the bathroom was in fact deceased,” explained Chief Chris Magnus of Tucson Police Department. “He was declared dead at the scene.”

The injured officers were rushed to local hospitals, where the DEA agent remains in critical condition. The Tucson Police officer was said to be in stable condition.

Meanwhile, local agencies are investigating whether the deceased suspect died from gunfire from the officers or committed suicide.

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