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Australia: Man arrested after gunshots at Canberra airport

2022-08-14T07:03:51.286Z

Shots were fired in the airport's main terminal on Sunday, with no injuries. A man was arrested on Sunday on suspicion of being the author of shots in the main terminal of Canberra airport, evacuated as a precaution according to the Australian police. “The Canberra Airport terminal has been evacuated as a precaution and the situation at the airport is under control,” police said in a statement, with no reports of injuries. Footage circulating on social media shows a polic



A man was arrested on Sunday on suspicion of being the author of shots in the main terminal of Canberra airport, evacuated as a precaution according to the Australian police.

“The Canberra Airport terminal has been evacuated as a precaution and the situation at the airport is under control,” police said in a statement, with no reports of injuries.

Footage circulating on social media shows a policeman immobilizing a man on the ground inside the terminal as alarms sounded at the capital's main airport.

AIRPORT SHOOTING: One arrest has been made and Canberra Airport has been evacuated after an alleged shooting.



Witnesses say they heard between eight to 10 shots before more than a dozen police cars responded to the scene.



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From the outside, several bullet holes were visible on the glass facade of the airport, according to images broadcast by the Australian public broadcaster ABC.

Bullet holes at Canberra Airport.

Travelers have told us they heard a series of shots fired then ran.

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“The police have been notified (…) following reports of gunshots in the main terminal,” said the police in the Australian capital.

“A short time later, a person was taken into custody and a firearm was confiscated,” she added, noting that the man appeared to have acted alone.

Source: leparis

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