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The Latest: Man shot had knife on Miami airport tarmac

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on an officer-involved shooting at Miami airport (all times local):

11:40 p.m.

Authorities say a man shot by police at the Miami airport had a knife and was trying to gain access to the terminal from the tarmac near one of the gates.

Miami-Dade police Director Juan Perez told reporters Thursday night that there was no longer any danger at the airport and the suspect was taken to a hospital to be treated for his injuries.

Perez says the man acted alone and police do not suspect extremism.

The shooting shut down one of the airport’s concourses as travelers looked to leave the state ahead of Hurricane Irma. The category 5 storm that has already damaged islands in the Caribbean is on course for Florida.

The closure led to some flights being moved to other gates or delayed.

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10:45 p.m.

Police say they are investigating an officer-involved shooting at the Miami airport that shut down a terminal as people looked to leave Florida ahead of Hurricane Irma.

Police said Thursday night that they were responding, no other details were immediately available.

Airport officials said in a tweet that the situation involved a single suspect and is under control. Airport spokesman Greg Chin says Concourse J is temporarily closed.

The shooting comes as many travelers are trying to get out of the path of the Category 5 hurricane, which devastated a string of Caribbean islands and is on its way to Florida.

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