Richard White, the 61-year-old taxi driver who was shot by police after attacking TSA agents with a machete on Saturday, has died of his wounds at an area hospital, Reuters reports. Officials said he had a history of mental illness.

"No one at this point in time has any notion of what triggered this behaviour," Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand said at a news conference on Saturday before White died. "His family has been very cooperative. We have been able to determine that there is a mental illness component here."

From Reuters:

During the attack, White dropped a bag containing a lighter and six glass jars with cloth wicks in gasoline, commonly known as a Molotov cocktails, Normand said. Officials found tanks of acetylene, freon and oxygen in White's car at the airport, but do not know what their purpose was.

According to The Associated Press, Normand said that White was a Jehovah's Witness and had refused "certain types of medical care."

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