Atlanta police put on wanted list of man who opened gunfire at international airport
An accidental shot at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport caused panic among passengers. The man reportedly smuggled a firearm and accidentally shot it while trying to get it out of his bag.
An unintentional gun discharge in the Atlanta airport caused mass panic today among passengers who thought there was an active shooter.— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) November 20, 2021
In 2014, Georgia lawmakers passed a NRA-supported “guns everywhere” law allowing loaded guns inside airports. #gapol pic.twitter.com/fmUnV4GA3f
The shooter was identified as 42-year-old Kenny Wells.
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
After a short time, TSA and police announced that there was no threat.
Officials have given an all-clear for #ATLAirport and normal operations are beginning. Information for passengers and employees will be provided on ATL’s social media feeds and in the airport’s public address system.— Atlanta Airport (@ATLairport) November 20, 2021
Image: Atlanta Police Department