Federal agent killed in shooting in US Arizona state

TEHRAN, Oct. 05 (MNA) – One federal agent was killed and another is in critical condition following a shooting on an Amtrak train in Tucson, Arizona, local media in the United States said on Tuesday.

According to the Associated Press, a Drug Enforcement Administration special agent was killed Monday when a passenger, who also died, opened fire as officers were doing a routine inspection for illegal contraband on an Amtrak train in Tucson, Arizona, authorities said. A second agent and a Tucson police officer were wounded.

The shooting broke out as the agents were searching for guns and drugs, the CBS News said in a report on the shooting.

Officials said the violence started as a confrontation on the train between two DEA agents and a suspect.

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