An accidental shot at the Atlanta airport caused panic and halted flights

The incident took place on Saturday around 1.30 p.m. local time, the airport’s representatives informed on Twitter.

“There is no threat to passengers and employees,” the statement reads, informing at the same time that the investigation is underway.

A spokesman for the Atlanta Police Department said no one was injured.

“There was an accidental firing of a firearm near a major security checkpoint. Officers are focused on investigating the circumstances of the incident,” explained Atlanta Police Sergeant Jarius Daugherty, quoted by CNN.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), all departures at the airport have been suspended. Soon the decision was canceled.

Some witnesses to the event spoke of chaos and mess.

Suddenly more and more people started running and shouting that there was an attacker

– quotes CNN from the passenger Erika Zeidler.

Another traveler, Greg Romero, said airport personnel had disabled all escalators.

“At the moment, the airport staff is doing a really good job of keeping everyone calm,” he added.

The incident happened when the period of intense travel related to Thanksgiving next Thursday had already begun.

Last Friday, the Transport Safety Authority (TSA) inspected more than 2.2 million travelers at airports across the country. This was the highest number of one-day checks recorded since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, a TSA spokesman said.

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