A man carrying a machete was shot three times by officers at the Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans, when he reportedly attempted to storm a checkpoint.
The 63-year-old man attacked one agent with a machete, wounding her in the right arm, and targeted two others with wasp spray. Officers opened fire and hit the man three times.
There were chaotic scenes at the airport as the shots rang out.
The man was taken to hospital, where his condition is unknown.