Active shooter targeted estranged wife before arrest at Tulsa International Airport

TULSA, Okla. — An active shooter was reported at Tulsa International Airport near the baggage claim on November 30.

Prior to the incident, Tulsa police received intel on Joseph Watson regarding his plan to hurt his wife upon arrival to Tulsa from Texas. The airport police were reportedly informed of this threat immediately.

The suspect waited for his wife at the airport. Once he spotted her leaving the airport, he reportedly opened fire at her and others.

Tulsa airport police approached Watson when he was attempting to enter his vehicle. This confrontation led to a gunfight between Tulsa International Airport Police and the suspect.

An officer suffered a gunshot to the chest while the suspect “was shot in the leg.” (Tulsa Police Department)

Once Tulsa police arrived they found the wounded officer and Watson in the airport garage. Both were rushed to the hospital.

The airport police officer had on armor during the confrontation and was able to be released from the hospital shortly after treatment.

After receiving treatment for the gunshot wound, Watson was booked into Tulsa County Jail for shooting with intent to kill x 3 after former conviction of a felony, assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a firearm, threatening a violent act, and knowingly concealing stolen property.

According to Tulsa police, no one else was seriously injured in this active shooter incident at Tulsa International Airport.

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