Dallas police subdue, take into custody woman who fired shots at airport: police

Airport is about six miles northwest of downtown Dallas

Published: July 25, 2022 12:52pm

Updated: July 25, 2022 2:42pm

A woman is in custody after she allegedly began firing shots late Monday morning inside a Dallas-area airport.

Police said the shooter was a female and was subdued when a Dallas police officer shot her. No other injuries have been reported.

The area is now secure after the incident at 11:30 a.m. local time inside of the Dallas Love Field Airport. 

Dallas Police Department Chief Edgardo Garcia said the 37-year-old woman arrived at the airport, about six miles northwest of downtown Dallas, at about 11 a.m., then went into a restroom and changed her clothes. When she emerged, she produced a handgun and began firing.

He also said she fired "several rounds," and was apparently "aiming at the ceiling.

The officer shot the woman "in the lower extremities," Garcia said.

The suspect is in custody and is being treated at the local Parkland Hospital.

The airport primarily serves Southwest Airlines.

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