Posted: May 2, 2013 2:43 PM by CBS News
The Federal Aviation Administration said an airline stopped inbound and departing flights at a terminal at Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston Thursday after a man apparently shot himself outside the airport's secure area.
CBS Houston affiliate KHOU-TV, citing a Houston Police Department captain, reports that the man fired at least two shots into the air with a rifle at the ticket area inside Terminal B.
There are conflicting reports as to what happened. CBS News reports that a Department of Homeland Security law enforcement officer confronted the man before he apparently shot himself, according to the department.
The police captain told KHOU-TV that a federal air marshal shot at the man and missed. The man then shot himself with a pistol, the captain told KHOU-TV.
A police spokesperson confirmed to CBS News that a man suffered at least one gunshot wound and was taken to an area hospital but would not confirm that the wound was self-inflicted. The man's injuries were believed to be life-threatening, according to the spokesperson.
The police spokesperson told CBS News that officers were not looking for any other individuals in connection with the incident.
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