Panic at Atlanta airport after gun accidentally fired

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Reuters

(Reuters) – A gun that was fired by accident at Atlanta’s airport sent terrified travelers scrambling onto the tarmac on Saturday, with no one injured but halting flights during the busy Thanksgiving holiday period. About two hours after the 1:30 p.m. blast in the security screening area at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, officials gave an “all-clear” and flights resumed, the hub said on Twitter. “More and more people started running – there was screaming,” said traveler Erika Zeidler, who sent photographs to CNN showing dozens of people rushing onto the tarmac, some pulling …

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