Homeland Security Chief Visits New Orleans Airport
KENNER, La. (AP) — U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has met with security personnel at New Orleans' international airport where a machete-wielding man was fatally shot last week during an attack on travelers and Transportation Safety Administration officers.
Johnson met Friday with TSA officers Carol Richel, Walter Johnson and Christopher Lucia, as well as Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Lt. Heather Sylve at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.
Sylve fired the bullets that brought down 63-year-old Richard White.
Last Friday, White entered the airport carrying a bag later found to have contained Molotov cocktails. He attacked the TSA officers and others with bug spray before chasing Richel while brandishing the machete. Sylve fired three times as the two headed toward her. White was fatally injured. Richel received a minor bullet wound.
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