There wasn’t anything notable about my flight from Dallas to New Orleans. I was headed to the Big Easy for a friend’s wedding, and the 1 hour flight would get me there just fine.
Upon exiting the plane, I waited for my wife to come back from the ladies room. All of a sudden I hear a huge commotion, notice some guy with his pants half down scrambling in the other direction, and out of nowhere a bearded man with a machete coming right at me.
What happened next was a blur: In the span of 5 seconds, I turn and run (with Machete Man chasing me), hear 3 shots echo through the concourse, and see said madman lying face down in a pool of blood.
As I caught my bearings and turned around, 2 police officers immediately removed the weapon from the area and handcuffed the man. Thank goodness for them.
The 2 TSA agents that I could see seemed completely oblivious to what just happened, including the lady who was shot.
News came out early this week that the TSA wants to have some of their personnel armed with firearms. This sounds like a terrible idea.
The TSA isn’t trained for emergency situations like machete attacks, and as evidenced by the photo below, they have no idea what just happened! I could imagine a perpetrator disarming an agent and then using their own firearm against them.
That idea makes me feel even less safe.
At the end of the day, these freak attacks are going to happen. For the police to be on the scene disarming and shooting the attacker within 30 seconds really is impressive.
I’d hate to think how long it would take a TSA agent to even get a firearm out of their holster, much less shoot and hit their target 3 times.
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