Man killed in US capital subway shooting

A man in the US capital was killed in a police shooting on Thursday night in Washington`s subway system, officials said.

AFP| Last Updated: Mar 13, 2015, 09:27 AM IST

Washington: A man in the US capital was killed in a police shooting on Thursday night in Washington`s subway system, officials said.

Transit police responded to a call that a person had entered a subway tunnel just over a mile from the US Capitol building, a Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority spokesman told a news agency.

During the incident near the Potomac Avenue subway station "an adult male was fatally injured," said the spokesman.

The station was closed and the investigation has been turned over to the Washington police department.

No further information was immediately available.