Saturday, 23 September 2023 02:12 GMT

Gunman shoots in Australian airport

(MENAFN) A gunman shot about five shots in Canberra's main airport Sunday, sending travelers escaping and hurt no-one before he was arrested by Australian police.

The airport was emptied and locked down, causing the postponement of flights.

Images shared on social media showed a police officer intimidating a man on the ground inside the terminal as the emergency alarm was on in the capital's main airport.

"A male has entered Canberra Airport in the departures area. He has sat in one of the areas adjacent to the glass windows," detective acting superintendent Dave Craft said to journalists outside the airport building.

"After approximately five minutes, this male has removed a firearm from his possession and let off approximately five rounds," he also said.

Craft stated the crime scene showed that the man had fired shots at the glass in the terminal.
"There was no shots directed at people, or persons, passengers or staff," he added


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