US: Off-duty officer shoots knife-wielding man at Union Station

Washington: A metro spokesman says an off-duty police officer shot a man with a knife in Union Station.

Dan Stessel told the Washington Post the officer fired several shots Saturday and hit the suspect and possibly a female bystander.

The shooting shut down parts of Union Station and the surrounding area. The conditions of those shot were not immediately clear.

Stessel said the bystander may have been struck in the leg. According to Stessel, the incident occurred about 8:30 p.m. on an escalator between the Metro facility and the rail station. He said the investigation would be handled by DC police, who tweeted yesterday, "There is no active shooter or terrorism incident ongoing at Union Station. A suspect is in custody. Investigation in progress."

The off-duty officer was not identified.

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