Shots Fired at Bush Intercontinental

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Shots Fired at Bush Intercontinental

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Post by Keith B » Thu May 02, 2013 2:15 pm

http://www.inquisitr.com/645710/houston ... -breaking/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Apprently this was a suicide
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Post by Keith B » Thu May 02, 2013 2:24 pm

http://fox4kc.com/2013/05/02/shots-fire ... n-houston/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

This update is confusing. First says the guy fired two shots in the air, then shot himself. Next paragraph says an air marshal fired at him but missed and THEN he pulled out the gun and shot himself. Me thinks the air marshal probably shot at him after the first 2 shots, then the guy shot himself. Sounds like the air marshal needs more practice too.
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Post by baldeagle » Thu May 02, 2013 2:27 pm

All of this begs the question. If you're going to commit suicide, why go to the airport and get in the security line and then shoot yourself? I suspect there's more to this story that will come out later.
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Post by xb12s » Thu May 02, 2013 2:30 pm

As usual, lots of conflicting, confusing or missing information in the beginning. Seems like bad timing and bad press with the NRA coming to town.

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Post by mojo84 » Thu May 02, 2013 2:31 pm

Sounds like the air marshal needs more practice too.
Careful Keith, you may get accused of picking on LEOS. :biggrinjester:

Interesting timing of this incident.


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Post by JeffT72 » Thu May 02, 2013 2:46 pm

Good to hear that no others were involved or hurt at least according to the current reports.


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Post by Dan20703 » Thu May 02, 2013 2:55 pm

One report says it was an AR-15. It was that evil gun that caused this. :roll:

http://www.ktrh.com/articles/houston-ne ... -11250550/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

How did it not get noticed before he reached the security area?
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Post by gigag04 » Thu May 02, 2013 3:05 pm

mojo84 wrote:
Sounds like the air marshal needs more practice too.
Careful Keith, you may get accused of picking on LEOS. :biggrinjester:

Interesting timing of this incident.
I'm sure everyone here could draw from concealment and hit a man sized target amidst the chaos of an active shooter in a busy airport terminal. This guy clearly sucks. :clapping:
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Post by mojo84 » Thu May 02, 2013 3:11 pm

gigag04 wrote:
mojo84 wrote:
Sounds like the air marshal needs more practice too.
Careful Keith, you may get accused of picking on LEOS. :biggrinjester:

Interesting timing of this incident.
I'm sure everyone here could draw from concealment and hit a man sized target amidst the chaos of an active shooter in a busy airport terminal. This guy clearly sucks. :clapping:
No. He may be an excellent shot. I said nothing about his shooting ability or anyone here being able to do better. But thanks for proving my point and living up to my expectations.
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Post by DocV » Thu May 02, 2013 3:13 pm

Dan20703 wrote:One report says it was an AR-15. It was that evil gun that caused this. :roll:

http://www.ktrh.com/articles/houston-ne ... -11250550/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

How did it not get noticed before he reached the security area?
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Post by philip964 » Thu May 02, 2013 3:21 pm

Being that this was Texas, which has a long standing successful CHL program, and since the election of the new President Cruz, who had recently ended security screenings, many passengers in the terminal quickly drew their concealed carry weapons at the sound of the gunfire and ended the man's attempted mass murder before it started.

Thank goodness there was a prepared sky marshal in the area. Well done.

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Post by Keith B » Thu May 02, 2013 3:48 pm

Dan20703 wrote:One report says it was an AR-15. It was that evil gun that caused this. :roll:

http://www.ktrh.com/articles/houston-ne ... -11250550/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

How did it not get noticed before he reached the security area?
They must have updated the article. Nothing mentioned about an AR-15 now.
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Post by Bennies » Thu May 02, 2013 3:49 pm

All flights to terminal B ground stopped. Update from airtraffic control @ 16:00. I wonder if there is more to the story bc this seems like a bit of an over reaction. Hopefully we will be headed to IAH soon.
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Post by Keith B » Thu May 02, 2013 3:50 pm

The link in my second post at the top now says he had two guns, a military style weapon and another gun. Apparently shot into the air with the rifle, then when marshals started shooting at him he pulled another (assumed to be a pistol) and shot himself.
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Post by texanjoker » Thu May 02, 2013 5:10 pm

Keith B wrote:The link in my second post at the top now says he had two guns, a military style weapon and another gun. Apparently shot into the air with the rifle, then when marshals started shooting at him he pulled another (assumed to be a pistol) and shot himself.
Could be a case of an active shooter in the making and then he woosed out when he realized there was somebody there to stop him...I can see TSA wanting guns now.

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