Amtrak police shoot California murder suspect at Union Station

Update — The man who was shot by Amtrak police has died, authorities say.

A California murder suspect was shot by Amtrak police officers after he opened fire on them when they tried to take him into custody at Union Station on Tuesday evening, according to the railroad.

California authorities told Amtrak police the man was on a train to Chicago and the railroad’s officers intercepted him on the platform at Track 30 around 5:15 p.m., according to reports. The man ran from officers, then shot at them, the railroad spokesperson said. One Amtrak officer returned fire, striking the man in the chest.

Witnesses reported seeing a gun lying on the tracks near the suspect. CPD spokesperson Tom Ahern tonight said it was the suspect’s weapon.

A Chicago Fire Department spokesperson said EMS took a person with a gunshot wound from Union Station to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in “traumatic arrest.” Three other men, including the officer who fired his weapon, were transported to various hospitals in stable condition with injuries that were not gunshot wounds, according to statements from the railroad and the fire department.

Amtrak suspended all train service in Chicago as the investigation continued Tuesday evening.

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