Dallas Love Field Airport was rocked by a shooting, with the majority of the interaction between police and the suspect being caught on video by Bryan Armstrong of Flashy Films.
According to an interview with CNN, Armstrong, who had just landed at Dallas Love Field Airport moments earlier, states that police shot at the suspect who came at them armed with a rock.
"I came outside (of the Dallas Love Field Airport terminal) and a guy with dreads just had a rock in his hands walking toward police, and the police just told him to put the rock down, stop walking. He just wouldn't listen and kept walking toward them."The video fails to capture the suspect in question prior to the shots being fired outside the airport terminal of Love Field. Police fired four shots and can be heard yelling at the suspect to "get down" before they fire off five more rounds. A woman in the background, presumably accompanying the Dallas suspect, can be seen visibly upset and heard screaming as bystanders flee.
Take a look at the video shot by Bryan Armstrong of Flashy Films. Warning: This video contains content that may be disturbing to some viewers:
Social media users at the Dallas Airport took to Twitter to give real-time updates, including haunting pictures of an evacuated Love Field.
Gates are locked for security pic.twitter.com/E3DT0VZyXT
— Gerald Ruperto (@thedesignergene) June 10, 2016
Officials are emptying Dallas Love Field now, because, during the panic, passengers ran past TSA checkpoint. Going to have to rescreen everyone.
— Robert Wilonsky (@RobertWilonsky) June 10, 2016
According to NBC Dallas, the shooting took place just outside of Love Field's upper baggage claim. One person has been transported to the Parkland Memorial Hospital in unknown condition, according to Dallas Fire.
The Boston Globe reports that the altercation at the Dallas airport originated as a domestic dispute between a woman and the father of her children and resulted in the Love Field police intervening.
This story is ongoing, and information will be updated as it becomes available.
Update, 11:39 a.m.: Dallas Love Field indicated via Twitter that security has re-opened and passengers have been allowed to return for check-in. Love Field administrators state that passengers should expect long security and flight delays.
@DallasLoveField nope, not ok - unacceptable
— Holly (@hollybkennedy) June 10, 2016
Update, 2:43 p.m.: Assistant Dallas police chief Randall Blankenbaker held a press conference to give more information on today's shooting. According to Dallas police, the unnamed suspect was using rocks "to attack" the mother of his children outside the upper baggage claim area of Dallas Love Field Airport. Police officers assigned to the airport approached the man who then began to attack officers with the rocks. According to the Washington Post, Dallas police fired upon the man after the suspect attempted to rush at them a second time. The Dallas officer, who was unharmed, has been placed on administrative leave per Dallas Police policy pending investigation.
Update, 3:30 p.m.: Dallas Love Field states that lines through security have gotten back to normal wait times and commends TSA on social media for their quick response.
A photo posted by Dallas Love Field Airport (@dallaslovefield) on
Dallas Love Field Airport is the smaller of two airports in the Dallas region with Southwest Airline being its most prominent airline. Located approximately six miles from downtown Dallas, Love Field was the main airport for the area until 1974 when Dallas/Forth Worth International opened.
Love Field is historically known as the airport in which President John F. Kennedy arrived on Air Force One prior to his assassination in Dallas' Dealy Plaza later that day. Following Kennedy's death, Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in as the President aboard Air Force One at Love Field prior to departing Dallas for Washington D.C.
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