After a train in Tucson was attacked by a gunman, passengers and law enforcement officers escaped in panic. Two suspects were taken into custody – one was a man who was found dead in the train car, and the other was in critical condition. A task force made up of DEA agents boarded the train car and searched for illegal drugs and money. The gunman had a felony record and was wanted by police for his involvement.
An FBI investigation into the shooting has focused on video surveillance and body camera footage. Investigators are also speaking with DEA agents and Tucson police department officials. The shooting did not result in injuries to the 137 passengers and 11 crew members aboard the train, according to the Amtrak website. The train arrived at Tucson station at 7:40 a.m. Local time and all 137 passengers and 11 crew members were evacuated. Authorities did not release the identities of the suspects.
DEA Administrator Anne Milgram shared her thoughts on the incident. She said that the investigation will take a long time. In the meantime, Tucson police and Union Pacific Railroad have shut down rail traffic in connection with the incident. The shooting was the result of a confrontation between a suspect and two DEA agents. The suspect pulled a handgun and opened fire on the officers. The suspects then fled to a bathroom, where they were killed.