Flights resume at Dallas Love Field hours after shots fired in airport

‘Passengers should refrain from coming to Dallas Love Field at this time,’ airport officials said after the shooting

Flight operations at Dallas Love Field were suspended Monday after a woman fired shots inside the airport.

DALLAS – Flight operations at Dallas Love Field resumed Monday nearly five hours after a woman fired shots inside the airport.

The incident happened just after 11 a.m. when a 37-year-old woman fired several gunshots, apparently at the ceiling, before an officer shot and wounded her, authorities said.

Following the shooting, airport officials posted on Twitter that flight operations were suspended and said passengers should refrain from coming to the airport.

Shortly before 4 p.m., airport officials announced that operations had resumed, but passengers were urged to check with their airline for their flight status.

Video shows passengers react to shooting:

Authorities say a 37-year-old woman fired several gunshots, apparently at the ceiling, inside of Dallas’ Love Field Airport before an officer shot and wounded her.

During a news conference, Dallas police Chief Eddie Garcia said the woman was dropped off at the airport, walked inside near the ticketing counters and then entered a bathroom. She emerged wearing a hooded sweatshirt or some other clothing that she hadn’t arrived in, pulled a gun and fired several shots, apparently at the ceiling, he said.

“At this point, we don’t know where exactly the individual was aiming,” Garcia said.

An officer who was nearby shot the woman in her “lower extremities,” wounding her and enabling her to be taken into custody, Garcia said. She was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

A San Antonio family was forced to delay their flight after a woman opened fire at Dallas Love Field Airport on Monday, leading to many affected flights in the Alamo City.

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