April 27, 2006
Man dead, officer wounded in Ohio airport shooting
CLEVELAND (Reuters) - A man demanding a plane ticket at
Cleveland's main airport grabbed the gun of a police officer
and shot him in the chest on Thursday before being gunned down
by other officers, authorities said.
The unidentified man, who was pronounced dead at a
hospital, was described by witnesses as a homeless person who
had previously sought a ticket to Chicago at another airline
counter before going to the United Airlines' counter, where he
was confronted by police.
was in critical condition.
A spokesman for the Transportation Security Administration
said the incident at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport
was not terrorism-related.
A few United flights were delayed briefly, and the area
around the upper-level ticket counter was cordoned off, airport