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Reports: Shots Fired Inside Bush Intercontinental Airport Terminal


Update: Reuters is also reporting the unnamed susepct is dead. 

Original post (2:33 p.m.): A terminal at Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport is closed, after a man allegedly fired a gun in ticketing area before shooting himself.

The San Antonio Express-News cites a Houston Police Department statement “that an armed male suffered at least one gunshot wound at 1:35 p.m. Thursday near a ticket counter in the pre-screening area of Terminal B.”

KHOU reports that the suspect “fired at least two shots into the air with an AR-15 rifle … An air marshal fired at the suspect, but missed. The man then pulled out a pistol and shot himself.” FOX News says the suspect has died.

The FAA currently has a "traffic management program” in effect for the airport, which may mean delays.  

Wells has been a part of KUT News since 2012, when he was hired as the station's first online reporter. He's currently the social media host and producer for Texas Standard, KUT's flagship news program. In between those gigs, he served as online editor for KUT, covering news in Austin, Central Texas and beyond.