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“It’s very different once you’re on the inside,” Oklahoma airline passenger speaks out while on lockdown during deadly airport shooting

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OKLAHOMA CITY - An Oklahoma airline passenger has spoken out while on lockdown during a deadly airport shooting.

The shooting was reported around 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Will Rogers World Airport, claiming the life of a Southwest Airlines employee, 52-year-old Michael Winchester.

Sources told NewsChannel 4 the alleged suspect was found dead with a self-inflicted gunshot wound in the back of a truck, however officials are not confirming any details at this time.

Passenger Kent Williams said he was stuck for hours inside the airport.

"We're still here. They've moved us all down into the baggage claim area," he said. "It's such a tragedy. I don't know, quite honestly, what's going on out here at the airport right now, because we've been told very little. And, they're sweeping the airport with the SWAT team now."

Williams told us he lives in Edmond and was heading to Houston, after his wife dropped him off near the shooting.

"There was very little communication. Every 30 minutes, we were told to shelter in place, but the bars were full of people, the restaurants," he said. "It's very different once you're on the inside. There were no police officers. There were no agents. All they did was close the glass doors and, quite frankly, cage us in there."

Williams also expressed he feels for the victim's family.

"It's a very sad day for Oklahoma, very sad day for this family," he said. "We can take it down here. It's that family that everybody's heart goes out to."

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