Travelers this weekend going through the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport had a bit of a scare.
On Saturday, social media blew up with reports of an active shooter at the airport.
As travelers scrambled for cover, it was soon realized the shot was an accidental discharge and not an active shooter.
Twitter was going ballistic earlier today with videos showing passengers running for safety.
Passengers literally left their bags where they were to run for cover…
Bruh this is going on right now at the Atlanta airport!!! pic.twitter.com/fA3QwszuRn
— JamariJonesATL (@JamariJones_ATL) November 20, 2021
The is what I am seeing outside my window. I am at the Atlanta Airport, boarded my flight to New York when we heard screams. @Delta is trying to calm people down. We heard screams as people were boarding. pic.twitter.com/y2wEp974NC
— Dianne Callahan (@DianneCallaha16) November 20, 2021
Not long after the shot was heard, the airport released a statement that an accidental discharge took place…
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.
— Atlanta Airport (@ATLairport) November 20, 2021
Atlanta Police Sergeant Jarius Daugherty believes the discharge happened near the main security gate.
Police had no information regarding the source of the discharge, but the matter was under investigation.
Source: Fox News