Ferguson verdict: Amid protests St. Louis-bound flights rerouted

The Federal Aviation Administration is diverting some St. Louis-bound flights to other airports because of reports of gunshots fired into the sky in Ferguson following a grand jury's decision not to indict the white police officer who fatally shot a black 18-year-old.

hidden November 25, 2014 12:35:52 IST
Ferguson verdict: Amid protests St. Louis-bound flights rerouted

St. Louis: The Federal Aviation Administration is diverting some St. Louis-bound flights to other airports because of reports of gunshots fired into the sky in Ferguson following a grand jury's decision not to indict the white police officer who fatally shot a black 18-year-old.

Ferguson verdict Amid protests St Louisbound flights rerouted

Man holds a sign, as demonstrators react to the grand jury decision in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. Reuters

The FAA says about 10 flights had been rerouted from Lambert-St. Louis International Airport as of 11:30 p.m. (0430 GMT) on Monday. The reason cited was "to provide a safe environment for law enforcement activities."

The airport posted on Twitter that only inbound planes, not departures, are affected. The facility remains open.

For two weeks after the August shooting, the FAA restricted flights' airspace, including for news helicopters. The FAA says media aircraft are flying just above the flight restriction zone over Ferguson.

Associated Press

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