The aftermath of a shooting at New Orleans International Airport is shown on Friday, March 20, 2015. (Rebecca Slomski)
NEW ORLEANS, La. (KABC) –A man wielding a machete and a can of wasp spray entered Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport today and was shot by a TSA officer as he tried to approach a barrier, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office told ABC News.
The FBI responded to the scene along with local law enforcement, an FBI spokesman said. The man with the machete was identified as Richard White, a taxi driver, airport officials said in a press conference.
The TSA agent fired three shots, one of which grazed a bystander. Two other people received minor injuries fleeing the scene. An officer said a suspect has been taken away from the scene, and would not comment on that person’s condition.