Australia: Canberra airport evacuated after gunshots fired

Gunshots were reported in the main terminal building of the airport in Canberra, the capital of Australia, prompting the evacuation of the area and the arrest of a man, according to police.

A firearm has been found and one suspect has been brought into custody, according to a statement from the police. No injuries have been reported, it was said.

The person in custody is currently thought to be the only person involved for the event, according to police, who claimed CCTV evidence has been reviewed.

The statement read, “The Canberra Airport terminal was evacuated out of an abundance of caution, and the situation at the airport is controlled.”

The public was not permitted to enter the airport during this time, according to the police. No other information was available.

In earlier that day’s social media videos, passengers could be seen watching as police detained a man inside the airport. Following the evacuation, media and onlookers gathered outside the airport.

According to accounts in the media, the incident caused flight delays and cancellations.

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