Metro and FBI officials said an FBI agent was involved in a shooting aboard a Metro train early Tuesday, and an investigation is underway.
Transit Police received a report shortly before 7 am of a “FBI agent shot” on board a Red Line train near the Montgomery County Medical Center station.
The director of the metro station was heard saying in a recording of the emergency call to the authorities, “On the train, sir. I got a man shot here.”
Metro officials said one of the victims who was shot was taken from the metro station to a hospital. Information about this person’s identity or status was not immediately disclosed.
Metro said Metro Transit Police are investigating the events leading up to the shooting, and that the FBI is investigating their agent and the shooting itself.
The FBI confirmed the shooting and said in a statement that the shooting was under investigation by the Inspection Department. “The review process is comprehensive and objective, and is being conducted as soon as possible under these circumstances,” the statement said.
Red Line trains were past the Medical Center station, near the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and the National Institutes of Health. Passengers were told to expect delays.
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