TSA agent attacked with machete at New Orleans airport, suspect shot

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(CNN) — A Transportation Security Administration agent was attacked by a person with a machete at Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans on Friday night, Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand said.

A law enforcement officer shot the suspect three times. The suspect was taken to a hospital, where authorities said he was unresponsive.

The TSA agent suffered a cut to the arm, Normand said.

Airport spokeswoman Michelle Wilcut says the shooting happened at a security checkpoint at Concourse B. She says the site has been secured.

Wilcut also said authorities have shut down Concourse B, but the rest of the airport remains open.

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