A convicted serious offender attempting to board a plane from Atlanta with a gun fled the airport after being accidentally fired in a security screening area.
In a subsequent panic, three people were injured in a non-life-threatening manner.
The gun fire occurred when a screening checkpoint employee was searching for a bag after being flagged with x-rays.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said gun owners were advised not to touch the bag.
However, when the guards opened the compartment with the gun, “passengers plunged into the bag, grabbed the firearm, and at that point the gun was fired.”
A man named Kenny Wealth fled the airport.
Fearful travelers bolted to the tarmac on Saturday for fear of an active shooter and stopped their flight during a busy Thanksgiving vacation.
“More and more people started running-there was a scream,” said traveler Erica Seidler.
Authorities now carry a hidden weapon at a commercial airport, and a convicted serious criminal has a 42-year-old gun owner on suspicion of possessing a firearm, firing a firearm, and acting recklessly. looking for.
According to police, one person requested emergency medical services and two people complained of “shortness of breath” after falling elsewhere in the airport.
Two hours after the 1:30 pm shot was fired, the airport was “cleared all”.
According to the official airline guide of the aviation analysis provider, Heartsfield Jackson was the busiest airport in the world in 2021.
According to the TSA, a record number of firearms were confiscated at US airport checkpoints during the first nine months of 2021.
Around 1:30 pm today, a weapon was accidentally released in the ATL security screening area. There are no active shooting games at the airport. APD is here. Details about the situation will be published on social media channels.
— Atlanta Airport (@ATLairport) November 20, 2021
Nationwide, TSA personnel prevented 4,495 airline passengers from bringing firearms on board, surpassing 4,432 firearms captured during 2019.
In Atlanta alone, 450 firearms were detected at an airport checkpoint in 2021.
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