Thursday, May 2, 2013

Houston airport shooting

Houston airport shooting, Police say a man walked into Houston's Bush Intercontinental Airport on Thursday, took out an AR-15 rifle, and began shooting.
A shooting at Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport rattled passengers Thursday.

A man is alleged to have walked into the ticket area inside Terminal B at approximately 1:35 p.m. and fired an AR-15 rifle at least twice into the air as he apporached a security checkpoint, a Houston Police Department spokesman said.

In response, an air marshal fired at the man, but missed, and then the suspect pulled out another gun which he turned on himself, KHOU News reported. In all, a total of five to seven shots were fired.

All terminals at the airport were locked down as a result of the shooting, and the Harris County Medical Examiner's Office retrieved the body of the deceased suspect, Houston Police said.

The incident comes one day before the NRA is set to hold its annual meeting in Houston.

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