Will Rogers World Airport: Flights full due to reschedules, please arrive very early

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The Will Rogers World Airport is asking travelers to arrive early Wednesday since flights will be full due to rescheduling caused by a deadly shooting at the airport.

Tuesday, 52-year-old Michael Winchester, a Southwest Airlines employee, was shot and killed in the parking lot of the airport.

The Oklahoma City Police Department closed the airport while they investigated, and those inside the airport were asked to shelter in place.

Authorities searched the parking garage for hours looking for the shooter.

Police eventually found the suspect’s pickup truck on the second floor of the garage.

Officials say the suspect was inside and died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

Police believe the shooting was premeditated; however, a motive has not been released at this time.

Tuesday night, sources close to the investigation confirmed with KFOR that the man responsible for the deadly shooting is Lloyd Buie.

Police have not yet confirmed the man’s identity.

Tuesday’s chaos led to approximately 25 flight cancellations.

Since so many flights were cancelled Tuesday, the majority of Wednesday’s flights are full due to rescheduling, airport officials said.

Travelers are asked to arrive no less than an hour and a half early for their flight.

The Oklahoma City Police Department plans to release more information on the shooting Wednesday.


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