Oklahoma airport resuming normal operations

Oklahoma City police officers gather information from vehicles leaving Will Rogers World Airport, Tuesday Nov. 15, 2016, in Oklahoma City. The airport was put on lockdown after a shooting in the main terminal. (Steve Gooch/The Oklahoman via AP)
Oklahoma City police officers gather information from vehicles leaving Will Rogers World Airport, Tuesday Nov. 15, 2016, in Oklahoma City. The airport was put on lockdown after a shooting in the main terminal. (Steve Gooch/The Oklahoman via AP)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Flights are operating normally at Oklahoma City’s Will Rogers World Airport, where a Southwest Airlines employee was fatally shot Tuesday afternoon.

Airport spokeswoman Karen Carney says air traffic control implemented a ground stop after the shooting of 52-year-old Michael Winchester. The ground stop was lifted at about 6 p.m. Tuesday and flight operations resumed, though 25 flights were canceled because of the incident.

Fifteen of the canceled flights were operated by Southwest Airlines. The company’s CEO, Gary Kelly, said on Twitter that the airline “will do everything we can to support Mike’s family.”

Oklahoma City police have not released the name of the suspected shooter, who was found dead inside a pickup truck from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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