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Man dead in shootout at train depot

DALLAS (AP) - Police now say a shooting aboard an Amtrak train at the Dallas Union Station involved plainclothes narcotics officers and a suspect.

Deputy Chief Randy Blankenbaker said the suspect was killed and a plainclothes narcotics officer and a bystander wounded in the gunfight aboard the Texas Eagle awaiting departure for Chicago. Blankenbaker said the officer and bystander didn't suffer life-threatening wounds but wouldn't confirm reports that the officer was wounded in the hand and the bystander in the shoulder.

A witness says there was little warning before gunfire erupted about 3:40 p.m. Monday. Jonathan Beaubien tells KTVT-TV ( of Dallas and Fort Worth that he was about five rows behind the suspect when the officer asked to sit with him and saw no sign of an altercation or confrontation.


Information from: KTVT-TV,

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