Shots Fired at Dallas Love Field Airport
- By Sydny Shepard
- Jun 10, 2016
An incident at Dallas Love Field Airport that led to a man being shot by the police outside the baggage claim area stemmed from a domestic disturbance between a woman and her children’s father, a police spokesman said.
Witnesses of the event say that the man was threatening the woman and her car with large rocks from the airport’s landscaping on Friday afternoon. As an officer intervened, the man rushed towards him with a rock, that’s when shots were fired.
The officer can be heard asking the man to, “stay down,” several times in a video shot by a witness.
The suspect, who has yet to be identified, was rushed to the hospital immediately. It is unknown how many shots he sustained but a police spokesman did confirm he was conscience when he was loaded into the ambulance.
The Dallas Police Association was able to confirm that the officer involved was not injured.
During the panic, travelers in the likes at the TSA security checkpoints ran through to the gates in an effort to take cover. Because security officials did not know who had been properly screened, they asked for all of the travelers at the gates to be re-screened.
An hour after the event, the TSA lines began moving and travelers are being told to expect a 3-hour wait time to reach their gate.
Dallas Love Field Airport tweeted that customers should refer to their carrier to see if their flights have been delayed.
Sydny Shepard is the Executive Editor of Campus Security & Life Safety.