One person was shot at a New Orleans airport on Friday night, the local sheriff's office said, while two people, at least one them a Transportation Security Administration agent, suffered what appeared to be non-life threatening stab wounds, an eyewitness told Reuters.
Four shots were fired around 8 p.m. in Concourse B of the airport, said Brent Long, a resident of Austin, Texas, who was there with his family while waiting for a connecting flight.
After seeking shelter inside an airport restaurant, Long emerged to see a man lying motionless on the ground in front of a security checkpoint. Two people, at least one of them a female TSA agent, were cut and bleeding, though the wounds did not appear to be life-threatening, he said.
, a Boston Globe editorial writer, wrote on Twitter that she was at the airport when a man who "stabbed 2 people at security line" had been "shot by police," and that there was a dead body at the scene.
Colonel John Fortunato
, spokesman for the Jefferson Parish
Sheriff's Office, declined to provide further information about the incident.
An airport spokeswoman did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment.