"We have one victim confirmed", Balderrama in a briefing with reporters shortly before 2 p.m. local time. Police have said only that the man was shot early Tuesday afternoon. Tactical teams are conducting a search of the airport for the suspect, a police spokesperson said.
The airport has been closed to commercial traffic since the shooting, and police advised anyone inside the facility to "shelter in place", a tweet on the Oklahoma City Police Department's verified account said. They also are asking people to avoid the area.
An airport spokesperson said via Twitter that all inbound and outbound air traffic has been suspended due to the shooting.
This is a developing story.
"There are going to be some delays for flights until we have further information", Carney said, while referring other questions to police.
The man's condition is now unknown.
The airport is located in southwest Oklahoma City. "All the streets are blocked off", he added.
"The deceased victim from Will Rogers (World) Airport has been identified as Michael Winchester, an employee of Southwest Airlines", OKC Police said via Twitter.
Police say one person has been shot at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City.
Those inside the airport have been asked to shelter in place.