Virtual Railfan Footage Shows People Boarding an Amtrak Train in Tucson, Arizona, on May 9, 2011
A Virtual Railfan video shows people boarding a Tucson Amtrak train at 7:45 a.m., a few minutes before a gunman opened fire on the train, killing one DEA agent and injuring two other officers. The video shows three men, two of them in plain clothes, and one who appears to be a train passenger. The undercover officers tell the passenger to set down his belongings, and a police K-9 approaches the train.
Video from virtual railfan station in Tucson
This video from the virtual railfan station in Tucson, Arizona, shows people boarding an Amtrak train shortly before it was attacked by a gunman on May 9, 2011. The shooting killed a DEA agent and injured two other police officers. The video shows three people – two in plain clothes and one who appears to be a passenger. The undercover officers tell the passenger to set down his belongings and a police K-9 approaches him.
Footage of people boarding the Amtrak train
Footage from a virtual railfan account shows three men boarding an Amtrak train in downtown Tucson, Arizona, at 7:45 a.m., shortly before a gunman opened fire. The incident killed a DEA agent and wounded two other officers. Two of the men appear to be law enforcement officers in plain clothes while the third appears to be a passenger. In the video, the undercover officers ask the passenger to set his belongings down. A police K-9 then approaches the man.
The suspect then fired shots at the responding officer. Tucson police closed nearby streets and are investigating the incident. A spokesman for the department says there is no longer a threat to the train. Tucson police will release an update later on Friday morning. Until then, the public is encouraged to remain indoors as they await more details.
Police are working with a multi-agency counter narcotics task force that includes federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. The group is working with DEA, Border Patrol, BATF, and other federal agencies to investigate the shooting. They are also asking for the public’s assistance in reporting any suspicious activity to the authorities. In addition, the FBI is handling the investigation.
The shooting happened after the Tucson Police Department responded to an emergency call. The gunman opened fire on the train and shot two Tucson police officers. The officers exchanged gunfire with the suspect, who eventually barricaded himself in a bathroom on the lower level. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.
After the shooting, two law enforcement officers were injured and one of them is now in critical condition. The suspect is still in police custody. The shooting did not harm passengers or crew members. The train arrived at the station before 8 a.m. local time and had 137 passengers and 11 crew members evacuated.
The shooting involved a federal drug enforcement agent and a Tucson police officer. The agents were attempting to search for illegal drugs and guns. They opened fire on the officers after they attempted to board the train. The second suspect pulled a handgun and opened fire. The shooting lasted about five minutes and the officers had to retreat to the bathroom.
Amtrak is looking for ways to expand its services to the West Valley. This corridor connects Tucson and the Phoenix metro areas. In addition, it will link the West Valley suburb of Buckeye to the Los Angeles area. By adding more frequencies, Amtrak is attempting to improve the safety and efficiency of its service.
Footage of a gunman firing at an officer
Footage of a gunman firing at a police officer can be seen in a video taken by the Virtual Railfan website. The incident occurred on the Amtrak train in downtown Tucson at around 7:45 a.m., and involved two police officers and a DEA agent. The shooting left one officer dead and two others injured. The video shows three men, two of whom appear to be law enforcement officers in plain clothes and one of whom is a passenger. The undercover officers ask the passenger to lay down his belongings while a police K-9 approaches and confronts the shooter.
As of Tuesday afternoon, footage of the shooting remained live on the site. Tucson Mayor Regina Romero condemned the shooting on Twitter and ordered all city buildings to lower their flags to half-staff. DEA administrators asked the public to keep the wounded officers and their families in their prayers. In a statement, U.S. Attorney General Merrick B. Garland called the shooting “an unfortunate incident” and said he was “deeply saddened” by it.
The video shows footage of a gunman firing at a police officer as he assessed the situation. The suspect later barricaded himself in a bathroom on the first floor and was declared dead. The incident was the result of a routine interdiction check conducted by Tucson police officers and DEA agents. The officers were boarded the double-decker train to conduct an interdiction check. The suspect, a Hispanic man in his early 20s, opened fire on them.
The shooting was captured on video and the gunman has been identified as a civilian. He was wearing a black hoodie, khaki shorts, and white shoes. The suspect also fired at the police officer’s dog, which had been trained to detect drugs. A SWAT team also arrived at the scene. The train is evacuated, and more officers arrive.
The shooting has left one law enforcement officer dead and two others injured. The shooting occurred during a routine inspection of the train, which was being operated by two DEA agents. After the shooting, a second suspect had already barricaded himself in the train station.
The gunfight ended with the gunman killing a DEA agent, and two other law enforcement officers were injured. One is in critical condition, and the other is in stable condition. Police believe no passengers were injured. Fortunately, no one else on board was shot.