Union: Ohio man shot at airport had frozen urine in vehicle

Members of the bomb squad check out a parked SUV at port Columbus Airport on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, after police shot a man in Columbus, Ohio. A man who tried to buy an airline ticket using a fake ID was fatally shot Wednesday after returning to his illegally parked car, where he lunged at an airport police officer with a knife during a confrontation, police said. (AP Photo/The Columbus Dispatch, Chris Russell)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A police union official says a bomb squad found containers of frozen urine in the vehicle of man who police say lunged at an officer with a knife and was fatally shot.

The local police union leader, Jason Pappas, says the suspicious material was confirmed as urine after the confrontation Wednesday at Port Columbus International Airport. It’s not clear why the man had those containers.

Investigators say he tried unsuccessfully to buy an airline ticket using a fake ID, then got into the fatal confrontation with airport police after returning to his illegally parked vehicle.

Police identified the man Thursday as 41-year-old Hashim Hanif Ibn Abdul-Rasheed of the Columbus area.

Pappas says two officers fired at the man. They weren’t seriously hurt.


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