Accidental Discharge Terrorizes Travelers at Atlanta Airport

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.

Calm Down

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…

Not long after the shot was heard, the airport released a statement that an accidental discharge took place…

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

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7 Responses

  1. This is why every law abiding citizen needs to carry a firearm. The more of us who are carrying firearms, the safer we all are. One’s response is then measured, practical, and not simply “running in terror” like a small child. Always remember, when every second counts! …the police are minutes away! (or hours away, in some cities).

    1. If it was an “accidental” discharge, then how would all law abiding citizens carrying a firearm in an airport to board aircraft have helped?

      By the way, as the usually armed crew member on an aircraft, I wouldn’t have allowed others to carry firearms on an aircraft other that federal marshals.

  2. “Police had no information regarding the source of the discharge, but the matter was under investigation.”

    Then, how do they know it was an accidental discharge?

  3. Everyone knows that you don’t bring loaded guns or even unloaded guns to an air port. So fighting over a bag with a loaded gun is wrong and crossing state lines???????? Let’s me know how you can call it a accidental discharge?!!!??? Just a thought

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