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Houston police: Shots fired at George Bush Intercontinental Airport

By Stephen C. Webster
Thursday, May 2, 2013 14:56 EDT
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Houston police said Thursday afternoon that shots were fired inside Terminal B at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

The shooter walked up to a ticketing area and fired two rounds into the air with an AR-15 assault rifle, police told KHOU.com. An air marshal reportedly returned fire but missed, at which point police say the man shot himself with a handgun.

The Houston coroner’s office confirmed that one person died on the scene, according to MyFox Houston. An eyewitness account published to YouTube reported a total of four shots before the incident was over. A separate account confirmed that four shorts were fired, although bystanders did not know to flee until the third shot rang out.

The Federal Aviation Administration has temporarily grounded air traffic arriving in Houston while passengers in Terminal B are re-screened by security.

The National Rifle Association (NRA) is holding its national convention in Houston starting Friday.

This is a live video from MyFox Houston.


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Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
 
 
 
 
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