Police: Man Swinging A Machete Shot At New Orleans Airport
KENNER, La. (AP) — Authorities say there's no immediate update on the condition of an alleged attacker who had surgery for his wounds after being shot three times at New Orleans international airport by a sheriff's lieutenant.
Officials say the man sprayed wasp killer and swung a machete at TSA agents and passengers before being shot by law enforcement. No one else was seriously injured.
Sheriff Newell Normand in suburban New Orleans' Jefferson Parish says 62-year-old Richard White approached a security checkpoint Friday evening and sprayed insecticide at agents and passengers before pulling out a large machete.
Normand says White began swinging the machete and was chasing a female TSA agent when Lt. Heather Slyve fired three rounds, striking White in the face, chest and leg.
A TSA agent also was hit in the arm by a bullet, but authorities say the wound isn't life-threatening.
White went into surgery at a hospital overnight, Normand said. There was no immediate update on his condition early Saturday.
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