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Man Shot And Killed By Officers At Ohio Airport After Reported Confrontation

The airport said on its Twitter account that the incident occurred in the departures area and that no other injuries were reported.

Posted on January 7, 2015, at 3:08 p.m. ET

Police officers shot and killed a man at the Port Columbus International Airport in Ohio after a reported confrontation in the departure area, according to multiple media reports.

UPDATE: 1 killed in officer-involved shooting at Port Columbus. No officers injured. #nbc4i http://t.co/PloYidAy46

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UPDATE: 1 killed in officer-involved shooting at Port Columbus. No officers injured. #nbc4i http://t.co/PloYidAy46

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10TV reported that officers responded to the scene after a report of an officer in trouble.

Authorities said the incident was sparked by a confrontation between a tow truck driver and an unknown individual.

David Whitaker, vice president of the Columbus Regional Airport Authority, told the Associated Press that the suspect did not fire at the police officers.

The airport said on its official Twitter account that the a bomb squad was also at the scene examining the man's vehicle.

Columbus Bomb Squad is processing the victim's vehicle. Concourse C checkpoint is closed temporarily.

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Columbus Bomb Squad is processing the victim's vehicle. Concourse C checkpoint is closed temporarily.

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The airport also said on its Twitter account that the incident occurred in the departures area and no other injuries were reported.

It said the airport remains open, but some passengers may experience delays.

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