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The girl, Emily, had been receiving chemotherapy at Phoenix Children’s Hospital for about a month, Phoenix police Sgt. Steve Martos said Monday.

An infection forced doctors to amputate her right arm and insert a catheter in her heart. The device was set to be taken out before her mother removed an IV from the girl, changed her clothes, and walked her out of the hospital Wednesday night.

Police said if the catheter is left in too long, it could lead to a deadly infection.

NEW YORK

Police question suspect in deadly subway push

NEW YORK — Police questioned a suspect Tuesday in the death of a New Yorker who was pushed onto the tracks and photographed just before a train hit him — an image that drew virulent criticism after it appeared on the front page of the New York Post.

Witnesses told investigators they saw the suspect talking to himself Monday afternoon before he approached Ki-suk Han at the Times Square station, got into an altercation with him and pushed him into the train’s path.

Police took the man into custody Tuesday, but he hasn’t been charged.

Mr. Han, 58, of Queens, died shortly after being struck.

ARIZONA

Border Patrol agent arrested in smuggling probe

PHOENIX — U.S. Border Patrol agent has been arrested after authorities say he used his patrol vehicle to smuggle drugs while on duty in southwest Arizona, according to a federal complaint.

Aaron Anaya was on patrol Sunday evening when he stopped along the international border, then loaded up several bundles of marijuana that had been dropped over the fence from Mexico, according to the complaint filed this week in federal court in Arizona.

Agents assigned to the Southwest Border Corruption Task Force had been conducting aerial surveillance in the area between Yuma and Wellton, about 185 miles southwest of Phoenix, when they spotted Mr. Anaya stop along the fence and retrieve the bundles, the complaint states. It does not say whether Mr. Anaya was the target of the initial surveillance or merely observed during the overall operation.

Authorities say the task force continued to track Mr. Anaya for several hours as he appeared to return to normal patrol duties.

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