A man attacks two security personnel with a machete at New Orleans Airport, shot dead

| Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 12:07
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Machete attack at New Orleans Airport

NEW ORLEANS:  According to the US media reports, 63-year-old man has been shot dead at the New Orleans Airport in Louisiana after he attacked two security personnel with a machete and insecticide spray.

The attacker, a taxi driver by profession entered the airport, walked out to the Transportation Security Agency (TSA) pre-check line and reportedly pulled out a can of wasp insecticide and sprayed it on an officer at the airport.

He then pulled out a machete and allegedly slashed the arm of a female officer, said reports.

According to an official’s report, the other officers following the attack opened fire and shot the attacker multiple times. The cabbie stopped responding as he was rushed to a nearby hospital.

The entire airport was closed for nearly 20 minutes after the horror.

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