Updated today at 2:05 PM (CDT)
HOUSTON –- A man shot himself at Bush Intercontinental Airport in north Houston early Thursday afternoon, the Houston Police Department confirmed with KHOU 11 News.
The suspect walked into the security checkpoint area inside Terminal B and fired at least two shots into the air, according to an HPD.
The captain said an air marshal fired at the suspect, but missed. The man then pulled out a pistol and shot himself, according to an HPD captain.
He was taken by ambulance to an area hospital.
|Quoting WesternA318 (Reply 15):|
When is there NOT a gun convention going in Texas at any time? :P
|Quoting type-rated (Reply 13):|
Interesting that this happened with a big gun convention taking place in Houston this week.
|Quoting PHLapproach (Reply 9):|
Kind of like what happened around January in Oregon. A guy pulled out a gun just as he was about to head into a mall and another man with a concealed carry pulled on him and the potential offender ended it himself outside the mall right then and there.
He left behind a suicide note that said he had a "monster within" and wanted the cops to take care of it. The note said Moore had a bigger plan, but decided to show mercy on others.
Moore posted two cryptic messages on his Facebook wall Wednesday: "This Life Will Crash Tomorrow!" and "I recently had the chance of staring death in the face, and she was beautiful."
|Quoting jetblueguy22 (Reply 2):|
Reports I'm seeing on twitter that it was a single self inflicted gun shot wound while in line at security, not good. But one does have to wonder what the person was doing with a gun at security...
|Quoting rfields5421 (Reply 14):|
there is one at some location in the Houston area every weekend.
|Quoting XEspecialist (Reply 25):|
Hopefully this spurs some additional thinking and discussion when it comes to airport security measures.
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