Police Shoot Man at Ohio Airport

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A Columbus airport official says a police officer fatally shot a man during a confrontation just outside the terminal.

David Whitaker, a Columbus Regional Airport Authority vice president, says the man was shot by the officer at about 1 p.m. Wednesday outside the departures area of the terminal. The officer was not injured.

Whitaker didn’t have details of the confrontation but said the officer was responding to a threat. He didn’t have the name of the man who was shot. The man did not fire at the officer.

The departures area was blocked off Wednesday afternoon, but the airport said flights were running as scheduled. Departing passengers were directed to enter through the arrivals area.

Whitaker says an involved vehicle was being searched for explosives as a precaution.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s