A man wielding a machete at the Louis Armstrong International Airport was shot by a law enforcement officer after attacking a TSA agent tonight, said Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand. The incident occurred around 7:45 pm and an ambulance arrived on scene about ten minutes later, according to a BuzzFeed News report.
At this time, it is unclear what motivated the attacker, but according to a CNN report, the man attacked the TSA agent, and then a security officer shot the man three times. Some travelers posted about the incident on social media, sharing a photo of the man on the floor with the machete near his body.
CNN reports that the attacker has been taken to the hospital, "where authorities said he was unresponsive."