Attacker shot at New Orleans Airport

Photo of Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand (Photo courtesy of CNN)

KENNER, La. (AP) — A security checkpoint at New Orleans international airport erupted into chaos when a man armed with wasp spray and a machete attacked TSA agents and passengers.

He was eventually shot three times and was taken to a hospital for surgery. Officials say there were no other major injuries.

Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand says suspect Richard White did not appear to be trying to board a plane.

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