Police investigating reports of shots being fired at Dallas airport

Texas police say they are investigating reports of shots being fired at Dallas Love Field Airport.

“PIO is en route to Dallas Love Field Airport in response to reports of shots being fired. Follow our Twitter for updates,” Dallas Police Department tweeted on Monday.

Dallas Love Field is located around six miles northwest of downtown Dallas and is a hub for Southwest Airlines.

Dallas Fire-Rescue says that one person has been transported from the airport to the hospital but has not given any information on the patient’s condition, according to NBC 5.

Max Geron, the police chief from Rockwall, Texas, was at the airport as a passenger and took to Twitter to confirm the shooting.

“Just got evacuated out of Love Field after an apparent shooting. Family is safe. TSA did a great job.” he tweeted.

Chief Geron told NBC 5 that he and his family had been going through security at the airport when they heard gunfire.

He said that the shots came from near a baggage or ticket counter and that TSA agents quickly moved passengers into secure areas as law enforcement responded.

The police chief said he was told by TSA that “the shooter was down” and they were then evacuated from the airport terminal to an outdoor location.

A ground stop is in place at the airport with all planes that have landed being held on the apron and not allowed to taxi to gates. Inbound flights to the airport have also been temporarily paused.

Passengers took to Twitter to post videos of the scenes inside the airport.