PARK SLOPE, Brooklyn (WABC) — An MTA agent shot a man who was following him and his partner into a Brooklyn subway station.

Police were reviewing surveillance cameras Wednesday morning to get a closer look at the mezzanine shooting around 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Police say the man followed and chased the MTA fare collection agent and his armed security guard, prompting an argument.

The situation spilled onto the R train and both men got off the train at Union Street. The MTA worker tried to avoid the man but was still being followed, police said.

Officials say a security guard grabbed a gun and alerted the perpetrator while people were on the mezzanine. The man tried to grab the gun, and the guard fired.

A 39-year-old man was taken to Methodist Hospital in critical condition. Police say he has been arrested numerous times, but they have no evidence that he was armed.

“We have around 274 armed toll collection agents whose job it is to accompany people repairing our toll machines. Our over 1,000 fare machines across the system. They’re there to provide security when they’re inside the cash machine and other potential uses for fares,” said NYC Transit President Richard Davey.

According to officials, the security guard who shot the abuser is a 21-year veteran of the MTA.

The investigation is ongoing.

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