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What to know

  • Shots were fired at Dallas Love Field Airport just after 11 a.m.
  • A woman was transported from the crime scene by Dallas Fire-Rescue after police said she fired several shots at the airport.
  • Rockwall Police Chief Max Geron was on the TSA security line and told NBC 5 that he heard several gunshots at a ticket window.

A woman pulled out a gun late Monday at the Dallas Love Field Airport and began firing at the ceiling, Dallas police said. The woman was approached and shot by officers. No other injuries have been reported.

Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia said the woman, identified only as a 37-year-old, was dropped off at the airport just before 11 a.m. and once inside, she went to a restroom and changed clothes.

Garcia said the woman left the restroom wearing a hood, pulled out a gun and started firing several shots. Most of the shots, Garcia said, appeared to be aimed at the ceiling.

Officers at the airport confronted the woman and shot her in the lower extremities. The woman was taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital in an unknown condition. There is no further information about her or the motivation behind the shooting or who dropped her off at the airport.

Cell phone video shared to NBC 5 showed travelers on the ground, behind seats by the gates and sheltered in place as the shooting unfolded.

The investigation is ongoing, and Garcia said he expects elements to change as more becomes known about what happened. Agents with the Dallas FBI field office were seen at the airport along with the Dallas Police Department. The FAA told NBC 5 that the incident is a police matter.

ROCKWALL CHIEF THROUGH SECURITY WHEN BUTTONS WERE

Rockwall Police Chief Max Geron told NBC 5 in a phone interview Monday morning that he and his family were going through security when they heard gunshots.

Geron said a number of gunshots were heard near a baggage or ticket counter. He said he grabbed his children and the TSA agents responded quickly by shuffling travelers into secure areas.

He said the TSA then learned that “the gunman had been shot” and that they were being evacuated from the airport and held outside.

GROUND STOP AT DALLAS LOVE FIELD

All flights to Dallas Love are currently held at their departure location until 1:30 PM

Landed aircraft are held on the apron and do not proceed to gates.

Travelers are encouraged to check the status of their flight before going to the airport.

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