TSA ATTACK: Man with Machete and Wasp Spray Lashes Out at TSA Agent Before Getting Shot at New Orleans Airport

Published on March 21, 2015

This 63 year old man was shot three times after trying to hack a TSA agent at a New Orleans airport with a machete.

A machete-wielding man was shot at New Orleans airport Friday night after attacking three TSA officials.

Richard White, 63, attacked two security officials with wasp spray then cut a guard with his machete at a security checkpoint in Louis Armstrong International Airport.

He slashed a female TSA officials, wounding her right arm. During the attack he was shot in the chest, the thigh and the face, before being taken to hospital.

The female TSA worker was also taken to hospital, but her injuries are not thought to be serious.

Police said White pulled the machete from his waistband and started swinging, when a TSA agent managed to block one of his strikes with a piece of luggage.

He then chased the female TSA agent who was eventually injured. But while he ran swinging at the woman, Lt Heather Slyve of the Jefferson Parish sheriff’s department fired at him.

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