A Las Vegas Metro Police officer and another man were both taken to the hopital after an incident at McCarran International Airport early Thursday morning. Officers who are assigned to the airport were notified of a door breach around 3:30 a.m. in Terminal 3. About 20 minutes later, police found the suspect in Terminal 1. At this point police do not know if the man was a ticketed passenger or how he got to Terminal 1. Officer were escorting the man from the terminal when he became agitated.
“At one point, this individual became extremely irate and attacked one of our officers, knocking him to the ground and actually knocking him unconscious. A second officer attempted to use less than lethal means to safely deescalate the situation. This individual attacked that officer. The individual then tried to attack a third officer, that officer fired two rounds striking the subject and we were able to get him into custody,” Metro Captain Nichole Splinter said.
The injured man and police officer who was knocked unconscious were transported to the hospital.