Gunman at Texas airport killed by police
SAN ANTONIO — A handgun-wielding man who opened fire outside the San Antonio airport was fatally shot by police Thursday, hours after he’d shot at vehicles from a highway overpass in the northern part of the Texas city, officials said.
The city’s airport was placed on lockdown after police got a call around 2:30 p.m. about a car driving the wrong way on a road at the airport, Police Chief William McManus said at a news conference. An officer stopped the car at Terminal B and the man jumped out and began shooting, he said.
Police returned fire, hitting the man, McManus said. The man was later pronounced dead at a hospital.
No one else was hit by gunfire.
McManus said the shooter, who was not identified, was a man in his 40s who police have interacted with before. The man has a history of mental illness, McManus said.
The shooter is believed to be the same person who earlier in the day opened fire from a busy overpass in northern San Antonio, McManus said.
FBI special agent Chris Combs said there is no reason to think the shooting was terrorism and that the investigation is being handled locally.