Woman fires gun at Dallas Love Field airport, taken to hospital after being shot by police, chief says


Dallas police arrested a 37-year-old woman at Dallas Love Field airport after firing multiple shots into the air with a handgun, an official said Monday.

The incident happened around 11 a.m. CDT in the ticket office area of ​​the airport, Dallas Police Chief Edgardo Garcia said.

Garcia said it looked like the shooter was aiming for the ceiling. An officer shot the woman in her “lower limbs” to arrest her, he added.

The woman was taken into custody and taken to hospital, Garcia said. He did not identify the woman.

“No other people were injured in this event other than the suspect,” Garcia said.

The airport was evacuated and some people were ordered to shelter in place while Dallas police investigate, City of Dallas spokeswoman Lauren Rounds told USA TODAY. The City of Dallas operates the airport.

Before shooting, the woman walked into the airport, entered the restroom and came out wearing different clothes, Garcia said.

The Dallas Police Department tweeted the terminal was “secure” shortly before 1 p.m. EDT.

Southwest Airlines flights to Dallas Love Field are suspended and outbound flights are suspended while airline officials await updates from authorities, Southwest told USA TODAY in a statement.

Airport operations will resume when the Dallas Police Department concludes its investigation, according to the City of Dallas.

The Dallas Love Field terminals are being “emptied” and “the re-verification process has also begun,” the TSA told USA TODAY.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Dallas Love Field Airport: Woman shot dead by police after shooting gun