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Man carried handmade explosives in airport machete attack

4 years 11 months 20 hours ago Saturday, March 21 2015 Mar 21, 2015 March 21, 2015 2:48 PM March 21, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Caroline McDougall

KENNER - Authorities says the machete-wielding man who was shot at New Orleans' international airport after trying to attack security agents was carrying explosives at the time.

Sheriff Newell Normand says suspect Richard White, who was shot by a security agent at the airport late Friday, was carrying a bag loaded with six Molotov cocktails. Material determined to have come from smoke bombs was also found.

Normand says White is hospitalized with gunshot wounds.

The sheriff suggested that the suspect has had "mental health" issues. His family has been cooperating with the investigation.


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