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Passenger gun goes off, causes chaos at Atlanta airport, owner flees

Travelers at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International airport dove for cover after a gunshot was heard at one of the airport's security checkpoints. The incident occurred around 1:30 pm (1830 GMT), causing chaos at the area near the security checkpoint.

Officials later said there was no active shooter and that a gun had been "accidentally discharged". Airport officials tweeted that the passengers and employees were not in danger.

(Source: Reuters)

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