OKLAHOMA CITY, Nov 15 (Reuters) – One person was fatally shot at Oklahoma City’s main airport on Tuesday, prompting authorities to halt flights and impose a shelter in place order to allow police to search for a suspect.
No information was available about what prompted the shooting in a parking lot at Will Rogers World Airport, or WRWA, Oklahoma City Police Captain Paco Balderrama told reporters.
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“We can confirm that victim from shooting at WRWA is deceased. Airport still on lockdown as investigation is ongoing,” Oklahoma City Police said on Twitter.
What appeared to be about a dozen police officers armed with rifles were seen patrolling on the roof of an airport parking garage on a live video feed from TV broadcaster KOCO.
Tactical teams were searching the garage for the suspect, TV station News 9 cited a police official as saying.
The airport said on Twitter that all arrivals and departures had been suspended until further notice. Southwest Airlines said on Twitter it had canceled all its inbound and outbound flights at the airport until 6 p.m.
The airport is the main commercial air hub for Oklahoma City and services an average of 150 flights a day, the airport said.