Las Vegas airport flights
Las Vegas — Las Vegas airport flights grounded after shooting?, police said reports of a shooting at an international airport terminal were unfounded after a loud noise sent crowds running for cover.
The Las Vegas City Police said the loud noises in Terminal 1 startled citizens in the area.
The authorities added that the reason for this was a troubled passenger.
They say this person is currently being held.
In a statement later published around 9 a.m. ET, the airport wrote: “No active shooter.
“The noise is believed to have been caused by an unruly person,” police said. “This person is currently being held.”
The Harry Reid International Airport account later tweeted, “False alarm: No threat at the airport.”
“The loud noise caused a panic at Harry Reed International Airport this morning, and created a security incident,” said the airport in Paradise, Nevada. “We appreciate the patience of the travelers today, as operations are on the way back to normal,” he added.
The airport alerted travelers to expect delays.
“Flights will be held with several concourses vacated, and all passengers will need to be screened/re-screened at security checkpoints before boarding the plane,” a follow-up tweet on Twitter read.
A video clip circulated on social media showed crowds of people running through the security gates and entering the terminal building.
The narrator expresses his confusion, as frantic travelers wonder what exactly they are fleeing.
“Oh my God, there’s like a shooting or something like that.
I don’t have a clue what’s going on. This is terrifying,” says the voice behind the camera recording. “Everyone is piling through security at the moment.”