DART Officer Shoots Person After Assault Reported

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) said a transit security officer shot a person after allegedly being assaulted on a train Nov. 13. 

DART spokesman Gordon Shattles said the security officer was assaulted on a northbound Red Line train at the Walnut Hill station in the 8100 block of Walnut Hill Lane around 6:40 p.m. Nov. 13, and the officer shot at the person, wounding them in the arm. No other passengers on the train were reportedly injured.

Shattles said the person left the scene but was later apprehended. Ivy Mathis, 45, was booked into the Dallas County Jail shortly before 1 a.m. Nov. 14 on a complaint of assault on a security officer, jail records show. 

The security officer was treated by EMS on scene and sent home, Shattles said.

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Rachel Snyder

Rachel Snyder, former deputy editor at People Newspapers, joined the staff in 2019, returning to her native Dallas-Fort Worth after starting her career at community newspapers in Oklahoma. One of her stories won first place in its category in the Oklahoma Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest in 2018. She’s a fan of puns and community journalism, not necessarily in that order.

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