UPDATED: Shooting at Washington Union Station

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WASHINGTON – Union Station was temporarily evacuated on Friday afternoon after a fight between a man and a woman led to a security guard shooting a suspect inside the terminal. Union Station was temporarily evacuated shortly before 1:00 p.m. local time, and Amtrak officials were ordered to shelter in place, according to local media reports.

Virginia Railway Express posted on its Twitter page that all VRE service was temporarily suspended at around 1:00 p.m. It followed up with another update at 1:15 p.m. that Union Station had since opened back up and that it had been temporarily shut down due to police activity. VRE train No. 301 left Union Station 20 minutes late.

The altercation began when the male suspect stabbed a woman at Kaiser Permanente Capitol Hill Medial Center in the Security and Exchange Commission building near Union Station. A security guard under contract to the SEC chased the suspect from the building into Union Station. The man was then shot in the torso by the security guard, police said. Both the suspect and woman were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Union Station was briefly cleared, but passengers were allowed to return inside the terminal at around 1:20 p.m. Eastern time.
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