A man wielding a machete and wasp spray at the New Orleans international airport was shot by police on Friday, The Times-Picayune reports. The man attacked TSA agents at a security checkpoint before he was shot three times by the on-duty sheriff's deputy.
White walked down a TSA Pre-Check security line into Concourse B shortly before 8 p.m. and was challenged by an officer who was checking for his boarding pass, Normand said. He then pulled out a can of wasp spray and sprayed the officer, he said.
White ran past two other officers and then pulled a large machete from his waistband, Normand said. A TSA agent blocked the weapon using a piece of luggage as White ran through the magnetometer, he said.
White advanced upon sheriff's office lieutenant Heather Slyve with his machete, whereupon she shot him three times, according to The Guardian. Two bystanders were injured by stray bullets, including one TSA agent.
"At this point in time, we don't have any information that leads us to believe that's the case as it relates to this situation."