A videograb shows passengers taking cover at the airport.
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All flights departing from Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport were subsequently halted after reports of an “accidental discharge” of a weapon, airport officials said.
The Hartsfield-Jackson Airport said on Twitter, “There is not an active shooter. There was an accidental discharge at the airport.”
“There is no danger to passengers or employees. An investigation is ongoing, more information will be published on this channel."
A follow-up tweet reads:" At approximately 1:30 pm today, a gun was accidentally discharged in the ATL security check area. There is NOT an active shooter at the airport.”
Atlanta Police said, “No injuries have been reported.”
Atlanta Police Sargeant Jarius Daugherty said, “Officers are working to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident.”
A tweet from an account, “ATL Uncensored,” showed chaotic scene with people on the ground, upended security barriers, and staff trying to marshall passengers with a voice saying “get down.”
The bloodshed at St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo town during a Sunday service was a rare assault in Nigeria's usually safer southwest and shocked a country grown used to militant attacks and mass kidnappings in the north.
A police report said the thieves left with about 750kg of gold and other precious metals, along with two airport workers taken as hostages, and remained at large.
A leading Sudanese activist Nazim Sirraj told the media on Monday that three bodies were found next to a school in Omdurman, the twin city of the capital, Khartoum, after the rallies the day before. He says the three were shot dead.
The state-owned Tehran Times posted a photograph of Iran's top nuclear negotiator, Ali Bagheri Kani, in a hotel lobby with Iranian Ambassador to Qatar Hamidreza Dehghani.
"Every day, women lead and make vital contributions to diplomatic efforts across the globe," said Lana Nusseibeh, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for Political Affairs and Permanent Representative of the UAE to the UN.
Rosemary DiCarlo told the UN Security Council that during talks in Cairo from June 12-20 the rivals reached "a broad consensus on most of the contentious articles” in the proposed 2017 constitution, which she called "commendable.”
Two of those killed were on the train and one was in the truck, Missouri State Highway Patrol spokesman Cpl. Justin Dunn said. Officials were still trying to determine the exact number of people aboard. Seven cars derailed, the patrol said.