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Canberra Airport was closed following the shooting and one person was arrested

Canberra Airport was closed following the shooting and one person was arrested

We still know nothing about his intentions. Did he target a specific person? Did he want to send a political message? A man who opened fire five times at the airport has been arrested Canberra, causing panic in the passages but no casualties, police indicate. Important airport As the Australian capital was shut down, many flights were grounded.

“A man entered the departures area at Canberra Airport. He sat in one of the areas next to the glass windows,” Commissioner Dave Kraft told reporters outside the airport building. “After about five minutes, this man took one Gun About five shots were fired in his possession,” he narrated.

Panic scene

Prime Minister Anthony the Albanian informed about the incident. “I have been informed that one person has been arrested and there are no ongoing threats,” he said in a statement. From outside, multiple bullet holes were visible in the airport’s glass facade, according to images broadcast by Australian public broadcaster ABC.

ABC reporter Lily Thompson, who was at the scene, said she heard gunshots before people started screaming. A woman looking after a child looked frightened. “We all ran and I stayed with this grandmother and her baby, (we) hid behind the information desk,” he told the ABC. “We were there for a few minutes until security told us to exit to the parking lot.” “Everybody was hiding behind chairs, people were running,” he added.

Footage circulating on social media showed a police officer holding a man immobile on the ground inside the terminal as alarms went off at the capital’s main airport. “The custody The alert was issued following reports of gunfire in the main terminal (…),” Australian Capital Police said. “A short time later, a man was taken into custody and a firearm was confiscated,” he said, adding that the man appeared to have acted alone. Police said that the situation is now under control. Canberra Airport said it was working with airlines to resume flights on Sunday afternoon. Some flights have been cancelled.

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