Officer-involved shooting shuts down Dallas Love Field Airport; suspect taken to hospital

Dallas Morning News – by Liz Farmer

An officer-involved shooting prompted a lockdown Friday afternoon at Dallas Love Field Airport.

Video posted on Instagram shows officers responding about 12:20 p.m. with their guns drawn. Several shots can be heard as authorities yelled for someone to stay down.

The suspect was taken to a hospital. The video does not show that any officers were wounded.  

Mark Duebner, Dallas’ director of aviation, said he does not know the suspect’s status, and referred all questions concerning the shooting to Dallas police, who have a spokesperson at the scene.

At least nine shots were fired in the video. A woman can be heard screaming and a man can be heard repeating “Oh my God, oh God.”

Baggage claim remains closed, but other parts of the airport had been reopened. Duebner said just before 1 p.m. that the entire airport had to be emptied, because during the panic, some passengers ran past the TSA security checkpoint.

“Right now we’re going to have to empty the terminal, sweep it to make sure it’s empty and rescreen them,” he said. “It doesn’t take too long to get people out of the airport. It’s a question of how long it will take TSA to get everyone rescreened.”

Said Duebner, “We’re also working to get at least two of the bag carousals operational. We’ll segregated the area where the incident happened, and keep people away from that area.” He said officials hope to have the airport “operational” by 2 p.m.

3 thoughts on “Officer-involved shooting shuts down Dallas Love Field Airport; suspect taken to hospital

  1. “The video does not show that any officers were wounded.”

    Again… FAIL!!!

    It does NO GOOD to merely shoot AT the pigs, people. That only serves to piss them off more, and they’ll simply take it out on their next unsuspecting victim.

  2. They have been releasing all kinds of video of this event on the news. The guy was absolutely bat shit crazy out of control. Were the cops justified in shooting him; (I never say this) but yes; maybe. The prob was they made everyone inside the terminal go back through a TSA check; even the ones who had already cleared when the shooting happened. WTF? I think they said 95 outgoing flights were cancelled because of the TSA delays (I may have that number wrong). Here is the latest info I have

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