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Longview man struck by bullet in Dallas Amtrak shootout

DALLAS, TX (WFAA/KLTV) - An Amtrak train bound for Chicago with routes through East Texas was the scene of a shootout between police and a passenger.

The shooting happened Monday afternoon at Union Station in Downtown Dallas. Police reportedly approached a man who looked suspicious and a confrontation occurred.

The suspect was shot and killed. Paul Rainey from Longview was riding the train was struck by a bullet in the shoulder. He was treated for his injuries at a Dallas hospital. A Dallas Police officer was also shot in the hand.

After Dallas, the train was headed to stops in Mineola, Longview and Texarkana. Another passenger said the struggle happened very fast in an interview with Dallas ABC station WFAA-TV.

"I was looking down at my phone and all of the sudden I heard, 'Get off me; get off me,' and then 'pop, pop, pop, pop," said Jonathan Beaubien. "I hit the ground and then ran off the train."

The train was held in Dallas until police could complete their investigation onboard.

Passengers who wanted to continue on the train left around 9p.m. Monday. Passengers who wanted another form of transportation were allowed to take buses hired by Amtrak.

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