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Machete Weilding Mad Man Tries To Hack TSA Agent to Death Before Being Shot To Death In New Orleans AirPort

March 21, 2015  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Machete Weilding Mad Man Tries To Hack TSA Agent to Death Before Being Shot To Death In New Orleans AirPort

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An machete weilding attacker injured two female TSA agents in New Orleans before being shot to death by police on Friday.

The incident took place around 8 p.m at Louis Armstrong International Airport. Police say the man wielding a machete stabbed a TSA agent in an attempt to get past a security checkpoint. Police then opened fire, killing the deranged man.

Police identified the attacker as identified as 62-year-old Richard White, who works as a taxi driver. Officials said White first sprayed a TSA agent in the eyes with wasp spray as he ran past her and then stabbed another female supervisor with a 14-inch machete. A Jefferson Parish Deputy shot White three times before he could injure anymore people.

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An investigation is underway to determine what the motive was that spurred the attack and why White was at the airport, according to Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand said.

Witnesses took cell phone video of the bloody aftermath of White’s assault at the Southwest Airlines security checkpoint.

“Everyone heard gunshots and hid behind chairs and in doorways,” said Boston Journalist Farah Stockman, who witnessed the event. He tweeted,”Made our way to exit. Body was lying in a pool of blood.”

The injured TSA agent eluded serious injury by using luggage to shield herself as White swung his machete Normand said.

Paramedics rushed White to the hospital but died in the operating room.

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The airport was on locked down for just 20 minutes. However, the checkpoint remained closed as part of a crime scene. The incident forced arriving planes to sit on the runway while they waited for an open gate, and travelers were left stranded by the incident.

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