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Police shoot man on the tarmac at Las Vegas airport after he breached security door at 3:30am

Police shoot man on the tarmac at Las Vegas airport after he breached security door at 3:30am and knocked out a cop who went to detain him

  • Officers of the Las Vegas Metro Police Department were alerted to a door breach at Terminal 3 and found the man out on the tarmac near Terminal 1 at 3:30am
  • The man was then approached by three officers, who attempted to escort him back to a public area, however the person became ‘extremely irate’ and attacked
  • One officer was pushed to the ground and a second attempted to de-escalate the situation with non-lethal means but was knocked unconscious
  • The man then tried to attack the third officer, who fired two rounds at the individual to disable him
  • The unconscious officer and the suspect were both taken to University Medical Center to be treated for their injuries
  • No condition updates on either of the two men has been offered by Las Vegas police at this time, but the suspect is said to be undergoing surgery 

A man is undergoing surgery after he was shot by officers at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas on Thursday morning, officials said. 

Officers of the Las Vegas Metro Police Department were alerted to a door breach at Terminal 3 and found the man out on the tarmac near Terminal 1 at 3:30am.

The man was then approached by three officers, who attempted to escort him back to a public area, however the person became ‘extremely irate’ and attacked one of the officers, knocking him unconscious.

A second officer then attempted to de-escalate the situation with non-lethal means but the individual also attacked that officer and pushed him to the ground.

The man then tried to attack the third officer, who fired two rounds at the individual to disable him. 

 

The man (shown in white) was then approached by three officers, who attempted to escort him back to a public area, however the person became ‘extremely irate’ and attacked one of the officers, pushing him to the ground

A second officer then attempted to de-escalate the situation with non-lethal means but the individual also attacked that officer and knocked him unconscious. The man then tried to attack the third officer, who fired two rounds at the individual to disable him

A second officer then attempted to de-escalate the situation with non-lethal means but the individual also attacked that officer and knocked him unconscious. The man then tried to attack the third officer, who fired two rounds at the individual to disable him

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The unconscious officer and the suspect were both taken to University Medical Center to be treated for their injuries. 

No condition updates on either of the two men has been offered by Las Vegas police at this time, but the suspect is said to be undergoing surgery.

Police say they’re currently unaware if the suspect was a potential passenger or not. He has not yet been identified. 

Video from the scene show’s the man being handcuffed in a pool of blood, appearing to be drifting in and out of consciousness.  

Airport spokesman Chris Jones the shooting happened on a tarmac between A and B gates at Terminal 1. 

Video from the scene show's the man being handcuffed in a pool of blood, appearing to be drifting in and out of consciousness

Video from the scene show’s the man being handcuffed in a pool of blood, appearing to be drifting in and out of consciousness

The unconscious officer and the suspect were both taken to University Medical Center to be treated for their injuries

The unconscious officer and the suspect were both taken to University Medical Center to be treated for their injuries

Jones confirmed the injured person was a male and was taken to University Medical Center, where police are said to be working on setting up a media staging area to provide additional information later today. 

McCarran Airport is located about five miles south of Las Vegas’ downtown area.

Carriers using that terminal include American Airlines, Allegiant Air, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines and Contour Airlines.

The airport’s Twitter account said that flight operations were not affected by the incident.

An investigation is on-going. 

This is a developing story, please check back for updates.



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