NEW ORLEANS — A man armed with a machete and wasp spray stormed through a security area at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport on Friday night before being shot, authorities said.
Richard White, 62, was taken to a local hospital, where he underwent surgery, Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand said.
The suspect in Friday night’s shooting at the New Orleans airport carried a bag into the airport that contained six Molotov cocktails, a grill lighter and a letter opener, said Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand.
The sheriff said the suspect, who was shot by a sheriff’s deputy, remains hospitalized. Police have not yet been able to talk to him, Normand said Saturday.
The incident started when White entered a security checkpoint for Concourse B and began spraying Transportation Security Administration agents and bystanders with a can of wasp spray, a sheriff’s office statement said.
White soon pulled…
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