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Crime Man killed by police after opening fire outside San Antonio airport

03:15  16 april  2021
03:15  16 april  2021 Source:   nydailynews.com

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A man who exited his car outside a San Antonio airport and started wildly firing a handgun was killed by police Thursday.

According to police, the man had shot at cars from a highway overpass before driving to San Antonio International Airport.

The airport was placed on lockdown after a car was reported driving the wrong way on a road outside a terminal, police Chief William McManus said during a press conference. An officer stopped the car at Terminal B but the man jumped out and began shooting.

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Police returned fire, hitting the man, McManus said. The man was later pronounced dead at a hospital.

No one was hurt in either incident.

“The shooter had a lot of ammunition and a big handgun that he was shooting indiscriminately toward people,” the chief said.

Chief McManus said the man, who was described as being in his 40s and with a history of mental illness, had interacted with police before. The man’s identity was not released.

Airport operations were not affected by the incident, according to the Associated Press.

With News Wire Services

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