There was briefly a ground stop at the Atlanta airport as a loud bang caused mass chaos and mistaken reports of an active shooter on Saturday afternoon. The sound was an accidental discharge from a gun, but it appears no one was harmed.
Here are scenes from the chaos.
BREAKING: There have been reports of an active shooter at Atlanta Airport. More details coming.. pic.twitter.com/xWmVA3X9a2
— Everything Georgia (@GAFollowers) November 20, 2021
Atlanta airport right now pic.twitter.com/Bj63ABU2KA
— Johnny (@johnnytrupp) November 20, 2021
Reportedly the gun discharged near a security checkpoint around 1:30 p.m. Eastern time and TSA screnners yelled “he’s got a gun” sending passengers into a panic.
Several years ago TSA screeners ran through New York JFK terminal 8 yelling about a bomb and a shooting victim, when it was just passengers clapping at Usain Bolt’s performance in a race.