Shots fired inside Armstrong Intíl Airport

Old Mar 20, 15, 9:01 pm
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Shots fired inside Armstrong Intíl Airport

NEW ORLEANS (KRON) ó A chaotic scene Friday night at the Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans after a shooting and possible knife attack left at least one person wounded.

A journalist for the Boston Globe who witnessed the shooting tweeted that she saw a dead body near one of the airportís security line. She reported that the suspect was shot by police.

ďJust witnessed craziest thing: dead body at #NewOrleans airport. Man stabbed 2 pple at security line shot by police,Ē Farah Stockman tweeted.
http://kron4.com/2015/03/20/shots-fi...-intl-airport/
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At least one person has been shot, according to JPSO spokesman John Fortunato.

A "security incident" occurred near Concourse B and the area has been secured, airport officials confirmed on Twitter. It happened about 6:30 p.m.

An ambulance with a police escort was seen leaving the airport.
http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/...new_orlea.html
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NEWSRADIO 1370WSPD ‏@1370wspd 2m2 minutes ago
Developing story of shooting at #MSY #NewOrleans airport. Man shot by police after stabbing 2 people in security line. #Breaking
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“I was in the line and I heard people scuffling, and I saw this man waving the knife up in the air,” said Bedford. “The man was scuffling and fighting with the TSA agents when one of the TSA agents sprayed him with a big bottle of Mace, they sprayed it towards him and some of the people on line in front of me,” he added.

Bedford confirmed that he saw a TSA agent get cut with the knife. “They tried tackling him to the ground,” said Bedford, “and the man with the knife and the TSA agents ran into a metal detector and pushed it over.”

According to Bedford, the man then got up and ran past the security area and into the terminal, out of Bedford’s sight and into a nearby store inside the terminal.
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Farah Stockman, a columnist and editorial writer for the Boston Globe who was at the airport at the time, said she witnessed the shooting.

"Just witnessed craziest thing: dead body at #NewOrleans airport. Man stabbed 2 pple at security line shot by police," Stockman wrote on Twitter. "People had heard gunshots. Everyone was hiding behind chairs and in doorways. Made our way to exit. Body was lying in a pool of blood."
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Old Mar 20, 15, 9:37 pm
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Well, at least it didn't turn into a repeat of the LAX shooting (not the same type of situation) but at least no TSA agents were killed.
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CNN Breaking News ‏@cnnbrk 2m2 minutes ago
Sheriff: TSA agent attacked by person with machete at New Orleans airport. An officer shot suspect, who is unresponsive.
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MSY 3/20/15 - Man sprays wasp spray and swings machette at TSA agents

MSY Concourse B. Suspect shot by airport LEO.

http://www.fox8live.com/story/285769...strong-airport

http://www.wwltv.com/story/news/2015.../25119637/?c=n
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Another idiot with weapons, hopefully those that got stabbed/attacked are ok.
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Time to stop letting the freebies into the PreCheck line.

I was delayed last time doing this in Austin, as they were letting people into the PreCheck line for free, causing a longer delay than had I gone through the normal line.

Sounds like they let this guy into the PreCheck line, that attacked the TSA agents.
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Old Mar 20, 15, 10:19 pm
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From a local news source:

http://www.fox8live.com/story/285769...jured-in-melee
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Seriously? A woman gets stabbed by a psycho and your concern is over which line he was standing in because he never would've stabbed anybody in the other lane? You've got to be kidding.
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Old Mar 21, 15, 9:17 am
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Originally Posted by PDXracer View Post
Time to stop letting the freebies into the PreCheck line.

I was delayed last time doing this in Austin, as they were letting people into the PreCheck line for free, causing a longer delay than had I gone through the normal line.

Sounds like they let this guy into the PreCheck line, that attacked the TSA agents.
Read the FACTS presented in the local news and you'll find out that he wasn't LET into the PreCheck line.
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Latest update:

Sheriff says New Orleans airport attacker had explosives
| March 21, 2015 | Updated: March 21, 2015 2:58pm

KENNER, La. (AP) ó Authorities says the machete-wielding man who was shot at New Orleans' international airport after trying to attack security agents was carrying explosives at the time.

Sheriff Newell Normand says suspect Richard White, who was shot by a security agent at the airport late Friday, was carrying a bag loaded with six Molotov cocktails. Material determined to have come from smoke bombs was also found.

Normand says White is hospitalized with gunshot wounds.

The sheriff suggested that the suspect has had "mental health" issues. His family has been cooperating with the investigation.
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