FBI Seattle
Public Affairs Specialist Ayn Dietrich-Williams
(206) 622-0460
December 18, 2017

Statement on Amtrak Derailment

Local law enforcement partners are the primary entities responding to the December 18, 2017 Amtrak derailment.

The FBI is present and working with the local command post, so we are poised to offer additional resources, if needed.

At this time, there is no information to suggest a federal nexus or elevated risk to Washington residents. Please contact the Washington State Patrol for information about the incident and response. The FBI will continue to assess information as it develops.