Atlanta Airport Scare: Complete ‘chaos’ as passengers flee after weapon discharged at TSA checkpoint

Three people suffered non-life-threatening injuries Saturday after a passenger’s weapon discharged at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the Transportation Security Administration said in a statement.

The incident, which happened in the Atlanta airport’s screening area around 1:30 p.m. local time, caused an evident, widespread panic as all departures were halted and passengers were evacuated. Atlanta Police Department had previously said no injuries were reported. It was unclear from the TSA statement how the injuries occurred.

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