Moldova’s Special Forces Police Brigade (BDPS) “Fulger” has been dispatched to the scene of the shooting and managed to neutralize the attacker, the Moldovan interior ministry said in a statement.
“We confirm the existence of two victims,” the ministry said, without revealing their identities.
Local media reported that a police officer and an airport guard were shot by the assailant. Some media also reported that the guard was in serious condition.
According to the ministry, the suspect was injured during the apprehension and is receiving medical aid.
“At this moment the danger has been eliminated. The aggressor was wounded and is being treated,” police said on Facebook.
Moldova’s government spokesman Daniel Voda told Moldovan TV: “All measures have been taken to bring the situation back to normal. Law enforcers will continue to ensure security and public order at the airport.”