Shots fired in attempted robbery near Mexico City airport, suspect dead


MEXICO CITY, Oct 15 (Reuters) – An attempted robbery turned into a shootout near Mexico City’s international airport on Friday morning in which a suspected attacker was killed and two men were injured, officials said. Security.

Mexico City police said they believe at least one gunman on a motorcycle opened fire on a vehicle carrying two passengers, one of whom – a bodyguard – fired back, fatally wounding the suspected thief.

Flights and other operations were not affected by the incident, according to the airport media office.

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Footage released by outlet Telediario showed a black SUV with bullet holes in the windshield and a crumpled motorcycle in front, a short distance from a roundabout where passengers arrive and leave Terminal 2 of the ‘airport.

The shooting began outside the airport’s sprawling property, officials said. It was not immediately clear if any shots were fired within the perimeter of the airport.

Police Chief Omar Garcia Harfuch said in a Twitter post that the two injured men were “out of danger”.

Violent incidents are not common at Mexico City airport, the largest in the country. However, in 2007 the severed heads of two men who worked for a private customs company were found nearby.

This week, authorities seized 24 kilograms of cocaine in an area of ​​the airport used by the Mexican Postal Service.

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Reporting by Diego Ore, Lizbeth Diaz and David Alire Garcia; Editing by Frank Jack Daniel, Giles Elgood and Raissa Kasolowsky

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