A man detained in ‘security incident’ at Orlando International Airport causes massive panic

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A man detained in a “security incident” at Orlando International Airport Saturday morning caused a massive panic that led to scared travelers running for their lives.

Orlando Police say a man attempted to enter the west TSA checkpoint area for gates 1-59 at MCO around noon. WKMG 6 and WFTV 9 confirmed with airport officials that the man is in custody after attempting to breach the checkpoint.


Twitter users said a man with a gun was tackled by police and bystanders before being detained, but Orlando Police later confirmed there was no gun.


“In regards to the incident at the Orlando International Airport @MCO, all reports on an active shooter or a subject with a gun are FALSE,” the police department tweeted. “Incident is contained and subject has been arrested.”




Airport officials also confirmed that “no shots have been fired.”

Twitter users Samuel Sinyangwe and King Kunta also reporting seeing people running in a “massive stampede” to get away from the incident.

Orlando International Airport officials say screening has since resumed at gates 1-59, as well as shuttle service between the terminal and air sides.


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