TSA agent attacked with machete at New Orleans airport

Posted at 10:44 PM, Mar 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-20 22:44:47-04

NEW ORLEANS (CNN) — A Transportation Security Administration agent was attacked by a person with a machete at Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans on Friday night, Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand said.

A law enforcement officer shot the suspect three times. The suspect was taken to a hospital, where authorities said he was unresponsive.

The TSA agent suffered a cut to the arm, Normand said.