Canberra airport lockdown after shots fired

TEHRAN, Aug. 14 (MNA) – Canberra Airport has been evacuated after gunshots were reportedly heard in the check-in concourse.

Early reports indicate gunshots were heard outside the security checkpoint at about 1.30 pm.

The airport was quickly evacuated.

According to the reports, there was a single shooter who has been arrested, and no injuries have been reported.

A video from the airport shows police detaining a man as travellers look on from other sections of the terminal, WA Today reported.

Travellers reported on social media the airport was placed into lockdown and there is a heavy police presence.

Airline staff are telling people who have arrived to collect passengers that anyone who was on a plane when the building was evacuated is being kept on the plane.

 A spokesperson for the airport declined to comment, noting it was a “police matter at the moment”.

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