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Man fatally shot by security guard at Union Station identified

Man fatally shot by security guard at Union Station identified

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Washington Post–3 hours ago

D.C. police on Sunday identified the man fatally shot Friday by a private security guard at Union Station. Police said William Thomas Wilson Jr., …

Police identify suspect fatally shot at DC’s Union Station

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The scene at Union Station after the shooting

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After a woman was stabbed outside, a security guard chased a male suspect into the station and shot him near a fast-food restaurant, police said.

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After a woman was stabbed outside, a security guard chased a male suspect into the station and shot him near a fast-food restaurant, police said.

Sept. 11, 2015 Police and emergency responders stand near McDonald’s inside Union Station in Washington. A male suspect was shot by a security guard near the restaurant after a woman was stabbed outside. Evan Vucci/AP

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By Michael Smith September 13 at 3:04 PM

D.C. police on Sunday identified the man fatally shot Friday by a private security guard at Union Station.

Police said William Thomas Wilson Jr., 57, of Southeast D.C., was shot after he threatened the security guard and refused to drop the knife he had used to stab a woman outside the station. The shooting, which occurred about 12:45 p.m., took place near the McDonald’s and multiple Amtrak gates.

Police said Friday that the security guard fired his gun only once. Travelers were evacuated and train service was suspended for a short time after the incident.