DPD: Suspect shot and killed after stabbing BNSF Railroad officer near National Western Complex

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The scene after a shooting involving a BNSF Railroad officer near the National Western Complex in Denver.

DENVER (KDVR) — A man was fatally shot after stabbing a Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railroad officer near the National Western Complex on Saturday morning, police said.

According to Denver Police Department Division Chief Ron Thomas, shortly before 9 a.m., the BNSF officer contacted a person who was trespassing on railroad property near East 46th Avenue and National Western Drive.

The officer learned the alleged trespasser had a felony warrant, so the officer began taking the suspect into custody.

The suspect stabbed the officer while being arrested, Thomas said.

The officer then shot and killed the suspect.

Colorado State Patrol and DPD responded to the scene.

The officer was taken to a local hospital and is in critical but stable condition, according to Thomas.

No Denver Police Department officers were involved in the shooting.

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