- The shooting took place at the TSA checkpoint at Portland International Airport (PDX) at about 11pm Tuesday, and consisted of at least three shots
- It happened at about 11pm, and footage from a scared traveler shows the female suspect being arrested. As of Wednesday morning, she has yet to be named
- Police have yet to say what led up to the gunfire, but both officers and airport officials on Wednesday confirmed shots were fired at the airport
A woman is in custody after shots were fired inside Portland International Airport.
The shooting took place Tuesday at the TSA checkpoint for Gates D and E, and consisted of at least three shots. A video posted to social media shows what appeared to be a handgun lying on the airport’s floor.
It happened at about 11pm, and different footage from another scared traveler showed the unnamed suspect being arrested and led into a cop car outside.
Police have yet to say what led up to the incident, but both officers and officials Wednesday confirmed shots were fired.
Posts from people at the scene showed much of the same, conveying the brief panic amongst travelers as several hid and took shelter. Thankfully, no one was injured, but an investigation remains ongoing.
‘Is that a gun?!?!’ a reply to the X post showing what appeared to be the incident’s aftermath read early Wednesday morning.
‘Possible active shooter at Portland airport,’ read another, roughly a half after the gunfire broke out.
Another posted minutes earlier indicated that people were hiding on their plane amid still-swirling reports of the shooter.
One post penned about 20 minutes after the shots were fires described how ‘everyone was sheltering,’ while another, posted within the next ten minutes, described the female suspect’s arrest.
‘I’m at the Portland airport,’ X user @kaylalooney27 wrote. ‘No one was hurt. The woman was smiling as she got arrested. Creepy.’
Another woman who spoke to local station FOX 12 further described the woman’s arrest.
She said that had just gotten off a flight when she heard at least three shots, forcing her, and many others, into hiding.
Resurfacing once things quieted down, she took video of the person being arrested outside.
A worker stationed at the airport offered a similar account, and described how she had been behind the United ticket counter when she suddenly ‘heard two shots and passengers running.’
‘TSA weren’t at the counters either and airport operations told us to leave the counter,’ the unnamed staffer added.
The woman who spoke to Fox 12 and also heard the shots further recalled how the people that had been disembarking the plane with her when the bullets ripped ducked and ran, with many of them rushing back to the jet bridge for cover.
She told the station how people were scared and how quickly the bridge became crowded, and that she only emerged severl minutes later when someone felt brave enough to open the door.
That’s when she walked outside and was able to film the unidentified woman’s arrest.