Police Say Man Shot by Railroad Officer in Mason City

Authorities say a Union Pacific Railroad officer was involved in a shooting near a railroad crossing in northern Iowa’s Mason City.

Mason City Police Chief Jeff Brinkley says the shooting occurred around 4:25 p.m. Thursday. Brinkley says details about what led to the shooting are not clear.

Union Pacific spokeswoman Raquel Espinoza confirmed Friday that the railroad special agent shot the other man, but she would not provide details about what led to the shooting or whether the other man was armed. She says the agent was taken to the same Mason City hospital as the man he shot. The agent’s been released.

The names of the agent and the wounded man have not been released.

Espinoza says UP is cooperating with agents from the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.

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