Person shot dead by Amtrak police at Union Station – CBS Chicago


CHICAGO (CBS) – Amtrak police shot and injured a person at Union Station on Tuesday night.

As CBS 2’s Jermont Terry reported, it was not immediately learned what triggered the shooting or the condition of who was shot.

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But a man believed to be the suspect was led through the station on a stretcher during the afternoon rush hour.

(Credit: Chris Tye / CBS 2)

Firefighters said four people had been taken to hospital from the scene. The suspect who was shot was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in a traumatic arrest.

Two more were taken to Rush University Medical Center and one was taken to the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center. All were stable and it was not immediately clear why they were hospitalized. They were not shot.

Amtrak has reported that due to “ongoing police activity” all Amtrak service has been suspended in Chicago. The Metra service was not affected on Tuesday evening.

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Meanwhile, Canal Street was completely closed at the scene and Chicago police were present outside the station.

Amtrak Train where police shootings took place

(Credit: Chris Tye / CBS 2)

Yellow and red crime scene tape was mounted to tie up an Amtrak car near track 30.

Union Station Police Shooting

(Credit: CBS 2)

Chris Harris, who was returning to Chicago with his daughter from California, heard the shooting on the California Zephyr train.

“It’s crazy,” Harris told CBS 2’s Chris Tye. “[Amtrak] don’t tell us anything.

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Officials are expected to hold a press conference tonight. Watch it live on CBSN Chicago.

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