TSA agent dies in apparent suicide inside Orlando airport

Police are investigating after a Transportation Security Administration agent died in an apparent suicide at Orlando International Airport on Saturday.

Officials say a man in his 40s was found in critical condition at 9:30 a.m. The victim was transported to the hospital, where he was prononuced dead.

"Our hearts are with the TSA family during this very difficult time," Orlando police tweeted.

Police are working closely with TSA to restore normal operations at the airport.


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