Nightly News   |  May 02, 2013

Man fires assault rifle at Bush Intercontinental Airport

After firing into the air, a man shot himself to death in an incident that closed the Houston terminal and grounded all flights. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> a tense afternoon at bush intercontinental airport in houston. police say a man started firing into the air with a assault rifle before a federal agent fired at him. he then pulled out a handgun, shot himself. he later died. this happened outside of the secure area near a ticket counter. authorities say he had a suicide note in his backpack. for a time the terminal was closed. all flights were grounded. no one else, thankfully, was hurt. tonight, president