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DATE

October 05 , 2021


Gunfire on Amtrak Train: D.E.A. Agent Killed, 2nd Agent Is Critically Wounded

The New York Times 
October 4, 2021 (US)

A suspect was dead and a Tucson officer wounded in the shooting, which erupted during a drug sweep of the train at a stop in Arizona, the police said.

A federal drug enforcement agent was killed and another was critically injured in a chaotic scene of gunfire aboard a crowded Amtrak train while it was stopped at a station in Tucson, Ariz., on Monday morning, the city’s police chief said.

A city police officer was also shot and was in stable condition, Chief Chris Magnus of the Tucson police said at a news conference on Monday afternoon.

The three law enforcement officers, members of a joint task force from the Drug Enforcement Administration and local police, were conducting a routine sweep of the train when two people on board reacted to their presence and one opened fire, the chief said.

“They were checking for illegal guns, money, drugs,” Chief Magnus said. “This is something they do, as I said, routinely at pretty much all transit hubs.”

Source
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/04/us/tucson-shooting-amtrak.html

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