Accidental Discharge Spurs Panic at Atlanta Airport

Accidental Discharge Spurs Panic at Atlanta Airport Accidental Discharge Spurs Panic at Atlanta Airport

Commercial airplane taking off at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. (Dreamstime)

By Nick Koutsobinas | Saturday, 20 November 2021 02:25 PM

The Atlanta Airport tweeted that there are no active shooters at the airport and that an accidental discharge triggered a panic.

"There is not an active shooter. There was an accidental discharge at the Airport. There is no danger to passengers or employees. An investigation is ongoing, more information will be published on this channel," the tweet read.

Previously, reports surfaced that an active shooter may be at the Atlanta airport.

A video posted by a Twitter user seemingly depicts images of partitions near airport security check-in scattered and knocked down, with yells of "get down" ringing.

A picture taken by another Twitter user shows passengers being evacuated en masse on the Atalanta Airport tarmac away from the terminal building.