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Developing: Fight Breaks out Inside DFW Airport

Update 11:19 p.m. EST: Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airport released this statement a few minutes ago.

DFW Airport Department of Public Safety is investigating a shooting incident that took place inside the Airport’s Terminal C at about 5:00PM this evening.

The shooting involved one of two law enforcement agency officers from the Tulsa County (Oklahoma) Sheriff’s Department who were transporting a prisoner through DFW Airport. The prisoner got into an altercation with one of the officers inside a restroom in Terminal C, with two shots fired from the officer’s service weapon.

The suspect then fled the restroom and ran from the departure area of the terminal to the public side, a distance of about 100 feet before being apprehended by the Tulsa County officers near the C-10 checkpoint.

Both the injured officer and the wounded prisoner were transported to Parkland Hospital in Dallas for treatment of injuries. The second officer assisting with the prisoner transfer also went to the hospital to continue the transport detail.

No one else was injured.

Flight operations at the Airport have been minimally affected. Several arriving flights scheduled to arrive in nearby gates were sent to other gates at DFW. Departures were not impacted.

The restroom at Gate C-8 where the shooting occurred and the public area around the C-10 checkpoint where the suspect was apprehended remain closed for investigation. The checkpoint will reopen tomorrow morning.

No gates are affected.

Original Posting: At 5:45 p.m. CST, Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airport tweeted that a shooting had occurred inside the pre-security area of Terminal C. Reportedly, two individuals were involved: a police officer and a prisoner that said police officer was escorting. DFW stated over Twitter that the two were sent to a local hospital.

 

AirlineGeeks.com Staff
AirlineGeeks.com Staff
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