PD Shoots Man at Las Vegas Airport

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http://news.google.com/nwshp?hl=en&...repreneurs/feeds/ap/2006/06/27/ap2845015.html

LAS VEGAS Jun 27, 2006 (AP)— Police shot and wounded a man at the city's international airport Tuesday after he grabbed a 3-year-old boy at knifepoint and ran through a security area, authorities said.

The child was unharmed and returned to his mother, who was at the airport, said Elaine Sanchez, spokeswoman for McCarran International Airport. The man was taken to a hospital.

"The system worked," Sanchez said. "As soon as the breach occurred, the police were in place and the system worked."

After the 25-year-old man grabbed the boy, he ran through an exit lane intended for passengers leaving the gates, officials said.

Three officers confronted him at the other side of the checkpoint, police said. One used a Taser gun to stun the man, police said.

He dropped the child and charged at the officers, said police spokesman Jose Montoya. Two officers each fired once.

The checkpoint was shut down for about 10 minutes, but there were no delays or interruptions of service at the airport, one of the nation's busiest, Sanchez said.
 
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NeFire242 said:
http://news.google.com/nwshp?hl=en&...repreneurs/feeds/ap/2006/06/27/ap2845015.html

LAS VEGAS Jun 27, 2006 (AP)— Police shot and wounded a man at the city's international airport Tuesday after he grabbed a 3-year-old boy at knifepoint and ran through a security area, authorities said.

The child was unharmed and returned to his mother, who was at the airport, said Elaine Sanchez, spokeswoman for McCarran International Airport. The man was taken to a hospital.

"The system worked," Sanchez said. "As soon as the breach occurred, the police were in place and the system worked."

After the 25-year-old man grabbed the boy, he ran through an exit lane intended for passengers leaving the gates, officials said.

Three officers confronted him at the other side of the checkpoint, police said. One used a Taser gun to stun the man, police said.

He dropped the child and charged at the officers, said police spokesman Jose Montoya. Two officers each fired once.

The checkpoint was shut down for about 10 minutes, but there were no delays or interruptions of service at the airport, one of the nation's busiest, Sanchez said.
Interesting that this should pop up. I was there when this happend checking in for my flight. We were standing at the Frontier gate and just saw a whole bunch of people come running and screaming torward us.

I'm going to assume that you took clips from the press release and not the whole release correct? Because if thats all there was for the press release and they were more concerned with the fact that the security system worked than whether or not the child was ok then that's pretty sad.
 

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Actually that was it all together. =\

Yeah you'd think the safety of the kid and other people would have been the higher priority, but you have to try and sell the news ya know. Glad to hear you weren't hurt or anything in the incident. That'd been scary.
 
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