Skip to comments.Houston police confirm shots fired at Bush Intl. Airport
Posted on 05/02/2013 12:00:22 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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“Apparently this guy also thought it was for cleaning his ears...”
It’s a permanent cleaner.
My hubby is a commercial pilot. He has always said that someday some crazy person is going to figure out how much damage can be done by going off in a terminal. Forget the plane-think of all the people in a terminal on the non secure side of our beloved TSA critters.
One another note, it is interesting to study history-the history of propaganda and “false stories” that Hitler and nazi germany put out to discredit the jews. It is strangely familiar.....
About 1:35 p.m. today, a report of shots fired at Bush Intercontinental Airport was received by HPD at Terminal B. A lone armed male has suffered at least one gunshot wound and has been transported to an area hospital with life threatening injuries. There are no other reports of injuries nor other persons involved. Further information will be posted as it is confirmed.
“Shep said he was dressed like an elf. I think”
Wait. Who was dressed as an elf, the gunman or Shep? :)
It’s been done, Lod Airport 1972.
Shep only does the elf thing on the weekends lol.
Meant to say 200 miles from Austin to Bush Intercontinental
Oh the drama!... Why don’t these people just drown in their bathtubes and be done with it, rather than making it a state or national issue. Sheesh!
One person has been shot dead at Terminal B of Bush Intercontinental Airport, according to the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
Houston Police Department spokeswoman Jodi Silva said 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.
The man walked in with an AR-15 and fired it into the air, according to KHOU. An air marshal confronted the gunman, who shot himself in the head, the station reports.
Well, it is clear.
We must ban airports.
Lots of possibilities here-—the old Bushmaster pistol looks “AR” but would fit in a briefcase. Just taking a wild guess but, it’s Texas, he could have been carrying a guitar case with a couple Willie Nelson stickers and almost anything inside. The 24” rule doesn’t mean much to this guy since he obviously wasn’t planning on boarding anything but a gurney. As with every other casualty news story you’ve ever heard——the first version is halfassed and never quite right, ESPECIALLY where weapons are a factor.
....”fired two shots in the air and then shot himself in the head with a pistol, police said.”....
Sounds like something the Amisssh do...celebrating death.
Also the air marshall missed his target.
Where did his bullet go?
“It was an elf inflicted wound.”
Bahaha! That is some Post of the Day material right there!
LOL...I was wondering how many mph it was to San Jose ;)
.....”B is the busiest Domestic terminal... mostly, United flights.”......
This guy wanted an audiance....I still say these guys should just drown in their own tubs....do it right.
Gets no sympathy from me ....
He wanted an audience alright.
Roughly 1615.8 mph assuming you only had an hour to spare for the trip.
The maximum carry on is 24"
Two pins and it's in!
Ban Keebler Elfs cookies!! For the children
Most of my destinations are only 65 or 70 mph away...1615.8 mph is a really long way away...
Sheesh! Everythings about making a statement today...one way or another....killing onesself and others seems to becomeing the “fad”....if the media didn’t run with it it would likely not be a big deal.
Something like this:
Man shoots self at airport. Died of gunshot wounds. End of story.
How much you wanna bet Obummer makes a statement about this????
I'm appalled at myself, but I couldn't help laughing at this. It makes me think of a weird fusion of suicide by cop and that scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark where Harrison Ford pops the big sword-flashing arab. The AR guy, not finding a skilled cop to shoot him, has to do it himself.
Do you think it ever dawned on him that he just might not see himself on the 6 O’clock news?
Maybe just like the guy in Atlanta that decided blue suicide was better than getting foreclosed on. But the Air Marshall missed and he decided it would be easier to show him how to do it instead of trying to explain it to him.
Sounds like we need an Air Marshall who needs a few less flights a week to go to the range.
Oh man.. that SUCKS!
I know a BUNCH of people trying to fly to Louisville today for the Kentucky Derby this weekend.
All later flights are SURE to be 100% full.
You mean all those hundreds of people packed together with huge unscreened bags are sitting ducks for real terrorists. That's why the TSA is a joke and useful only for training American citizens to act like prisoners in their own country.
.....”Do you think it ever dawned on him that he just might not see himself on the 6 Oclock news?”.....
No. ...but he sure knew and planned to get the audiance he did.
Anyone who shoots themselves over money issues has all their values in the wrong place.
I doubt this is the case with this guy...and I really don’t care why he shot himself. What I do care about is he could of accomplished his death sentence in his bath tub....done deal... and no other life at risk.
.....”How much you wanna bet Obummer makes a statement about this????”.....
Do we care? We know exactly what to expect from him...more of the same o’ same.
“Thats when the man pulled out a gun and shot himself.”
Seems to be the best way to stop a mass shooter is to point a gun at him.
Same o bullcrap!
At that point there's no difference between an airport terminal and any other crowded place. There are plenty of places people stand around in lines, most of them with less security than any airport.
The report I see says that the man shot himself and that a sky marshal fired upon the man with the gun but missed.
There is also news of a critically injured bystander. Don’t know if the man with the gun or the sky marshal shot him/her.
Local Fox has someone affiliated with the network that just happened to be going through the airport at the time. She was able to talk with someone from the United ticket counter. He told her that he noticed that the “suspect” had been sitting in a nearby chair for at least a couple of hours before he started the initial gunshots. I wonder who he expected to be coming off a flight in terminal B?
“Ban Keebler Elfs cookies!! For the children”
Ha! ...if they ban Keebler Elf cookies, only criminals will have Keebler Elf cookies!
1 dead, 1 injured
Your pictures are the best.
Thanks very much.