Shots fired at Love Field airport in Dallas: local media – Reuters


Police opened fire on a man who refused to put down a rock at Love Field airport in Dallas on Friday in an incident that prompted a lockdown and evacuation, local TV news reported.

The incident occurred near a baggage claim area at street level. Five shots could be heard on a video played on Fox 4 Dallas by the television station, followed by a volley of several more. Shouts of “get down” were heard and an officer with a pistol could be seen.

The man was taken away in an ambulance and his condition was not immediately known.

Media reports said car traffic had been halted to the airport, which is a major center for Southwest Airlines, a few miles from central Dallas.

Bryan Armstrong, a witness, told CNN the man who was shot had a rock in his hand and police ordered him to drop it as he walked toward them. Police shot the man when he did not comply, Armstrong said.

Local media reports said car traffic had been halted to the airport, which is a major center for Southwest Airlines, a few miles from central Dallas.

Airport officials were not immediately available for comment.

(Reporting by Jon Herskovitz in Austin, Texas and Suzannah Gonzales in Chicago; Editing by Bernadette Baum and Bill Trott)

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