Delta offers travel waiver after gun discharges inside Atlanta airport

ATLANTA — Delta Airlines is offering a travel waiver to passengers affected by an accidental gun discharge inside Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson International Airport Saturday afternoon.

TSA officials confirmed that a passenger accidentally discharged a gun that was in his bag as he was passing through the main security checkpoint.

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Once the shot rang out, thousands of people inside the airport began running for exits. The airport was shut down while police and TSA officers investigated the incident. It has since reopened.

Delta says passengers affected by this incident will not have to pay the difference in fares to reschedule their flights if they are traveling by November 23.

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“We appreciate the rapid and professional response of the Atlanta Police Department and Atlanta Department of Aviation in responding to today’s event and their always-on commitment to the safety and security of our employees and customers,” a Delta representative said.

No injuries have been reported in this incident.