'Chaos': World's Busiest Airport Shuts Down After Felon Accidentally Fires Gun During TSA Screening

'Chaos': World's Busiest Airport Shuts Down After Felon Accidentally Fires Gun During TSA Screening


Chaos erupted Saturday at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson airport after a gun went off at a Transportation Security Administration screening checkpoint, sparking mass panic as flights were halted.

As a result of the incident, Kenny Wells, 42, is facing charges of carrying a concealed weapon at a commercial airport, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, discharging a firearm and reckless conduct, police said, according to the Daily Mail. 

Atlanta Police Department Airport Precinct Commander Reginald L. Moorman said police are hunting for Wells.

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Robert Spinden, the TSA’s federal security director for Georgia, said that as a passenger was being screened at about 1:30 p.m., a “prohibited item” was detected, according to CNN.

“During that secondary search, the passenger lunged into his property, grabbing a firearm

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