NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - President Barack Obama's Homeland Security Chief arrives in New Orleans Friday morning, one week after an attack at Armstrong International Airport.
Richard White, 63, was shot and killed by a Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputy after attacking TSA agents last Friday.
White, who was armed with a can of wasp spray, a machete and molotov cocktails, attempted to get through a security checkpoint in Concourse B. After injuring TSA agents with the spray and attempting to hurt a female agent, White was shot three times by Lt. Heather Sylve.
Sylve is a seven year veteran of the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office.
White was taken into custody and admitted to a local hospital. He died from his injuries the following day. The female TSA agent suffered a graze wound to the arm by one of the bullets.
Shortly after the attack, Sec. Johnson issued a statement commending the deputies at TSA agents for the quick response. He'll extend his gratitude personally on Friday.