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Police officer shot dead and two others injured

Three police officers are injured in shooting on Amtrak train in Tucson after gunman opened fire before barricading himself in bathroom

  • Witnesses said the shooting happened after 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 were injured in a shooting aboard an Amtrak train entering an Arizona station before the gunman barricaded himself in a bathroom.

Police arrested a man after the shooting, which happened at 7:40 a.m. when 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 on board, all passengers and crew have now been evacuated to the station. There have been no reported injuries to the crew or passengers, Amtrak spokesman Jason Abrams

A witness told KOLD News 13 that the shooting happened after two men approached another man aboard the train and said 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 and claimed they wanted to talk.

Bullets started flying after the trio got off the train, the witness said.

A woman whose parents were on the train said all passengers except the gunman were safe.

“People came running up and yelling ‘shots fired,’” he told DailyMail.com. “I grabbed my backpack and ran.”

He gathered in the hallway of a car with other passengers and watched the scene unfold through the windows.

“I saw a SWAT with assault rifles behind barricades,” Courtney said. “After about 15 minutes, the police ran up to us and told us to get out of the car and run in the opposite direction, out of danger.”

This story is evolving.

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