Gun fired at airport in Atlanta, US

Image copyright Atlanta Aviation Authority Image caption (left to right) Scott Patrick Fultz , Majdan Khalil , Jason Ayers and Austin Barnes in airport handcuffs

A 24-year-old man has been arrested at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport after a gun fired inside a departure terminal.

Police responded to a report of a shooter and went on a manhunt through the Concourse B.

The incident took place on Christmas Day. The gun reportedly discharged as he was packing it in a bag.

He was brought back into the terminal before being questioned by police.

The Airport Authority said the incident was an isolated and non-injury incident.

There were no reported injuries.

The total cost of the search to take care of operations was $15,000 (£11,726), officials said.

The airport has a checkpoint in Concourse B which allows passengers access to departure gates.

Every bag passing through this checkpoint is carefully screened. Gun ammunition is not permitted to be on airport property.

Image copyright Atlanta Aviation Authority Image caption The weapon reportedly discharged as it was being packed in a bag

A bomb disposal unit was also dispatched, but there was no evidence of a threat.

The incident happened at 08:40 local time on Christmas Day.

Video footage showed a police officer pull out a box apparently containing a gun and holster.

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Atlanta police identified the suspect as Scott Patrick Fultz.

Police did not say what he was charged with.

Police also did not say where he was arrested but he has been taken to the police station.

The Atlanta Police Department tweeted that the incident was investigated by the Atlanta Police Department of Emergency Services.

Image copyright Atlanta Police Department Image caption Earlier in the day, authorities warned people to avoid Concourse B after a tip-off

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Several people were being held at gunpoint when the incident occurred, authorities said, but nobody else was injured.

The “Gun Incident” at Concourse B. For more information go to — Atlanta Police Dept (@atlantapolice) December 26, 2017

The airport was evacuated as a precaution.

International flights in and out of Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport are affected.

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