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Man Shoots And Kills Himself At Houston Airport Terminal

Max Meyer |
May 2, 2013 | 2:24 p.m. PDT

Executive Producer


Terminal B at Bush Intercontinental Airport (WhisperToMe, Creative Commons)
Terminal B at Bush Intercontinental Airport (WhisperToMe, Creative Commons)
A man shot and killed himself at Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston on Thursday afternoon according to authorities. Witnesses stated that the armed man had an AR-15 rifle and fired at least two shots in the air before committing suicide at 1:35 p.m. CT inside Terminal B. 

The man had attempted to get through a security checkpoint with the semi-automatic rifle. After an air marshal and other authorities confronted him, he pulled out another gun and shot himself. A suicide note was found by police in the man's backpack after the incident occurred. 

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Outside of the suspect, there were no other deaths or injuries reported on the scene. The airport however, is currently under a ground stop, which entails that planes will be stuck on the runway and will affect take-offs and landings. Around two hours after the shooting, travelers were allowed to gather their belongings in Terminal B. 

Interestingly, the National Rifle Association is scheduled to begin its three-day national convention in Houston starting this Friday.



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