Armed kidnapping suspect killed in shootout near Miami Int'l Airport


Authorities shot and killed an armed kidnapping suspect during a shootout near Miami International Airport.

According to the FBI, the suspect, who hasn't been identified, was wanted in a hate crime investigation. As authorities approached him Thursday night at the intersection of Northwest Seventh Street and 72nd Avenue, the suspect opened fire on police and federal agents as he tried to flee the area.

Miami-Dade Police said authorities recovered a high-powered rifle at the scene.

CBS Miami reported the mayor said the suspect had an AK-47.

No one else was hurt.

The FDLE is handling the investigation.

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