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OKC Airport Closed - 1 shot possibly more - Active shooter

Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:30 pm

Breaking news:

Follow here

http://m.newsok.com/police-investigatin ... tator=true

I hope all are safe
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Re: OKC Airport Closed - 1 shot possibly more - Active shooter

Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:48 pm

Update: Police say NOT active shooter, but FBI and bomb squad now on scene.
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Re: OKC Airport Closed - 1 shot possibly more - Active shooter

Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:03 pm

I just head on the ABC News radio top of the hour report, the victim has died from their wounds and was a WN employee. Prayers going out.
 
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Re: OKC Airport Closed - 1 shot possibly more - Active shooter

Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:45 pm

I heard from an internal source that I was one of the ramp supervisors
 
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Re: OKC Airport Closed - 1 shot possibly more - Active shooter

Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:50 pm

qcpilotxf wrote:
I heard from an internal source that I was one of the ramp supervisors


Name of victim number 1, deceased, being released as Michael Winchester, 52 year old male.

Southwest has confirmed this in a statement.
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Re: OKC Airport Closed - 1 shot possibly more - Active shooter

Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:53 pm

OKC on nationwide ground stop.

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ELEMENT TYPE: APT
ADL TIME: 2100Z
GROUND STOP PERIOD: 15/2050Z - 15/2300Z
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ZHU ZMP ZDV ZBW ZOB ZOA ZJX ZMA ZID ZTL ZNY CYYJ CYVR CYLW CYYC
CYEG CYYZ CYTZ CYOW CYUL CYQB CYHZ
PREVIOUS TOTAL, MAXIMUM, AVERAGE DELAYS: 336 / 71 / 13
NEW TOTAL, MAXIMUM, AVERAGE DELAYS: 2477 / 190 / 95
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Re: OKC Airport Closed - 1 shot possibly more - Active shooter

Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:54 pm

Do they have a metal detector at the employee enterace??
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Re: OKC Airport Closed - 1 shot possibly more - Active shooter

Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:57 pm

Jerseyguy wrote:
Do they have a metal detector at the employee enterace??


I would caution others to not discuss the security procedures at employee entrances on this forum.

Given that this happened in the public area at the ticket counter, it would not matter either way.
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Re: OKC Airport Closed - 1 shot possibly more - Active shooter

Tue Nov 15, 2016 11:00 pm

Jerseyguy wrote:
Do they have a metal detector at the employee enterace??


As far as I know, this whole incident occurred landside
 
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Re: OKC Airport Closed - 1 shot possibly more - Active shooter

Tue Nov 15, 2016 11:09 pm

 
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Re: OKC Airport Closed - 1 shot possibly more - Active shooter

Tue Nov 15, 2016 11:12 pm

Sorry I missed the fact that it was landside.
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Re: OKC Airport Closed - 1 shot possibly more - Active shooter

Wed Nov 16, 2016 12:04 am

The employee lot is across the terminal exit lanes from the mulitlevel parking garages, where the shooting occurred. Mr Winchester apparently cut thru the one of the garages on his way to the employee lot. Police say the shooter is still somewhere in a vehicle in one of the garages or open lots and they're checking every vehicle leaving the grounds. I hadn't heard about it, and tried to get to the AMF where my PO box is....no cigar. Cops, deputies & Hipo everywhere, and the LEO chopper, too. I heard Mr Winchester's son plays for the KC Chiefs. Bummer for all involved....all flts in & out cnxld, except JPATS. I believe the two FBO terminals are also shut down.
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Re: OKC Airport Closed - 1 shot possibly more - Active shooter

Wed Nov 16, 2016 12:06 am

The latest is that the police have surrounded the suspected shooters residence but indicate no one is inside.

No real information whether this is domestic dispute or work place issue at this time.

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Re: OKC Airport Closed - 1 shot possibly more - Active shooter

Wed Nov 16, 2016 12:09 am

Update.....shooter found deceased inside pickup in one of the garages, apparent suicide.
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Re: OKC Airport Closed - 1 shot possibly more - Active shooter

Wed Nov 16, 2016 12:24 am

The local news helicopter indicating commercial arrivals at this time. No announcement that the airport is officially open.

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Re: OKC Airport Closed - 1 shot possibly more - Active shooter

Wed Nov 16, 2016 12:29 am

Okie wrote:
The local news helicopter indicating commercial arrivals at this time. No announcement that the airport is officially open.

Okie


Nothing shows airborne en route to OKC. FAA ground stop still shows effective.
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Re: OKC Airport Closed - 1 shot possibly more - Active shooter

Wed Nov 16, 2016 12:37 am

jetmatt777 wrote:
Nothing shows airborne en route to OKC. FAA ground stop still shows effective.

I saw the aircraft moving on the taxiway with lights and strobes from the helicopter shot.
I wonder if it was Con Air or Homeland Security. I do not think they list movements.


Okie
Edited to add: The shot was pretty close so I could not tell if they were taxiing on or to Golf.
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Re: OKC Airport Closed - 1 shot possibly more - Active shooter

Wed Nov 16, 2016 12:40 am

Okie wrote:
jetmatt777 wrote:
Nothing shows airborne en route to OKC. FAA ground stop still shows effective.

I saw the aircraft moving on the taxiway with lights and strobes from the helicopter shot.
I wonder if it was Con Air or Homeland Security. I do not think they list movements.


Okie


Possibly. I bet they were repositioning the JPATS plane (which is the only arrival so far) from the Federal Transfer Center to their maintenance hangar on the other side of the airport.
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Re: OKC Airport Closed - 1 shot possibly more - Active shooter

Wed Nov 16, 2016 1:13 am

Local news is indicating that the airport is now open for business.
I would guess this event started early in the afternoon and the aircraft that are at the gates will probably have their pilots 117 out by 7p.

There are indications elsewhere that are impossible to confirm that the shooter was a disgruntle employee that had been terminated recently. I really do not know.

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Re: OKC Airport Closed - 1 shot possibly more - Active shooter

Wed Nov 16, 2016 1:41 am

What a shame. I essentially earned a companion pass on travel to and from OKC a few years ago. The station was a great group top to bottom.
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Re: OKC Airport Closed - 1 shot possibly more - Active shooter

Wed Nov 16, 2016 3:06 am

1 confirmed dead which was a Southwest Airlines Ramp Supervisor. The Suspect was located in the parking garage that was locked down. They were located in a red pick up truck with 1 self inflicted gun shot wound to the head. No further details were given. The Ramp Supervisor was the punter on the Championship Oklahoma Sooner team under Barry Switzer. His son is the long snapper for the Kansas City Chiefs.

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