Atlanta airport ‘accidental’ shot causes panic and cancellation of hundreds of flights

Atlanta airport officials say there was an accidental discharge during a passenger “pack and baggage” inspection Friday night, and officials say that the shot came through an automated carabiner-style detector.

Atlanta airport officials say there was an accidental discharge during a passenger “pack and baggage” inspection Friday night, and officials say that the shot came through an automated carabiner-style detector. “It’s one of those that is highly, highly sophisticated. It was virtually tamper proof, highly technically designed. It was designed for the TSA security officers,” Atlanta airport spokesman Reese McCranie told NBC affiliate WSB-TV in Atlanta. “There was no security breach here.” The scanner is checked three times and this was the first time it was damaged, the airport said in a statement. The scanner is checked three times and this was the first time it was damaged, the airport said in a statement. The airport says the situation was contained and that no one was injured. The airport says the situation was contained and that no one was injured. No further details were immediately available. No further details were immediately available.

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