Active Shooter Shot And Killed At San Antonio International Airport

Joanna Estrada
April 16, 2021

San Antonio Police Chief William McManus says the shooting happened after an officer confronted the man as he started driving the wrong way into the airport.

When airport police approached the vehicle near terminal B, the driver got out and opened fire toward the terminal, the officers and "indiscriminately".

When confronted by the officer, the man got out of the auto and started shooting wildly at the officer, the terminal and behind him, according to San Antonio Police Chief William McManus.

The unidentified man was shot and killed by a cop on Thursday afternoon, with a person filmed being stretchered onto an ambulance surrounded by police officers shortly afterwards.

The officer, others at the scene and people at the airport were not injured.

The shooter was pronounced dead at a local hospital, McManus said.

McManus said the man was firing a.45-caliber hand gun.

San Antonio Police Chief Mark Williams told KSAT the officer's quick-thinking had likely averted a mass-shooting. He was not identified by authorities.

The airport was locked down, but reopened a couple hours after the incident.

"There is no active threat to the public".

The officer who stopped the gunman is an 11-year veteran of the San Antonio Park Police.

ABC News reported that San Antonio police believe the suspect who opened fire at the airport was the same individual who had been firing at people from a highway overpass in San Antonio at around 10:30 a.m. the same day, saying the man fit the description.

Officials have said they have a history with the suspect and believe mental health issues may have played a factor.

Arrivals and departure information on the airport's website indicated there had been little to no disruption to flights, with just one 3pm departure to Detroit being delayed.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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