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From -- Thursday night.
A man today walked up to the airport ticket counter and started shooting.
That from police in Houston's bush Intercontinental airport after a gunman ignited mass panic then shot himself in the head.
It's one of the busiest airports in the nation filled -- business travelers and families at the time.
The gunfire erupted in busy terminal B the lobby area before the security checkpoint.
Witnesses say the man had a rifle like this -- want a powerful they are fifteen.
Investigators say he first fired several shots into the air.
Terrified travelers -- said of scrambled many hiding under tables others hitting the floor police say a Homeland Security agent tried to shoot him.
But apparently missed him.
And that's when witnesses say the gunman pulled out a second weapon and shot himself and -- -- one witness described at all.
That's what everybody.
-- freaked -- a little bit and started out in order to play and all the it -- -- just restaurant straight back to the coolers then you know that it was.
Pretty scary found.
That man says he hid inside a cooler in the food court.
The -- quickly locked down the airport stopped all incoming flights passengers reported being trapped on planes at the -- are trying to connect to another plane but unable -- Officials now confirm the gunman died from his wounds that could make it hard for investigators to it to the big question tonight was -- out to kill others or just himself.
Casey Stegall on fox up story live in -- Texas newsroom tonight Casey what do you -- -- just getting off the phone with the Houston Police Department I gotta say they're not giving us a whole lot of information about this man.
In terms of a possible motive or whether or not he was even.
A ticketed passenger the only thing that they will say is that he is in his thirties and that terminal B at the eightieth busiest airport in the nation tonight is considered a crime scene.
Most of the flights scheduled out of there have been moved to other terminals the ground stop at the FAA issued has now been lifted.
HPD officers have recovered.
A bullet from the ceiling which is consistent with reports that the suspect fired a weapon into the air.
Terrified passengers and airport workers immediately taking to Twitter and posting pictures.
From inside bush airport as people were scrambling.
The shots so loud in fact that one man who was waiting outside.
In his car to pick his daughter up.
Heard the gunfire and started seeing people pouring out of the terminal.
Bush airport of course a major hub for United Airlines -- tonight the airline is saying is going to waive all change fees for passengers whose travel plans were affected by the scare today.
And Casey as it turns out the airport just opened it newly renovated terminal B last month in fact the terminal was scheduled to be fully operational for the first time yesterday.
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