Richard White was identified as a man who was shot and killed at the New Orleans International Airport on Friday night.
According to early reports, he was wielding a machete and wasp spray and jumped the security line at the airport. He also apparently stabbed a TSA agent.
He was later shot in the chest and face.
Richard White wielding a machete & Wasp Spray jumped security at New Orleans Inter. Airport and was shot in face, chest & thigh by TSA. Dead
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There was a security incident near concourse B of the airport The site has been secured We will release more info as it comes available
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Photo source: Brent Long Austin Texas. At New Orleans airport pic.twitter.com/9sohrigvyh
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According to local station Fox-8, there was a possible stabbing.
Police are investigating a shooting Friday at Louis Armstrong International Airport, according to Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s spokesman Col. John Fortunato.
There are three confirmed victims, according to JPSO spokesman Glen Boyd. There was no word on their conditions.
Airport spokeswoman Michelle Wilcut sent the following via email: “There was a security incident in the area near concourse B of the airport terminal The site has been secured. We will release further information as it comes available.”
The airport exit from Interstate 10 is closed. Travelers should expect flight delays
Police investigate report of shooting at New Orleans airport
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Police say they are investigating a shooting at a security checkpoint in a terminal of the New Orleans international airport.
Col. John Fortunato said Friday authorities are en route to the scene and could provide no other details, including whether anyone was injured.
Airport spokeswoman Michelle Wilcut says the shooting happened at a security checkpoint at Concourse B. She says the site has been secured.
Wilcut also said authorities have shut down Concourse B, but the rest of the airport remains open.