Gunman shoots up Canberra Airport

Sunday, Aug 14, 2022 0

A man is in police custody after firing shots inside Canberra Airport terminal.

The man was arrested and a firearm seized ACT police said

ACT Detective Acting Superintendent Dave Craft said five shots were fired randomly and not targeting anyone in particular.

“A male entered Canberra Airport in the departures area. This male removed a firearm from his possession and let off approximately five rounds,” Craft said.

It occurred close to the check-in counter

A motive is still unknown.

The airport was evacuated with part of the terminal locked down leading to a grounds top of flights.

Travellers who were on planes just before the shooting were stuck on the tarmac for hours.

It sent travellers and airport workers fleeing in panic.

Police said the man acted alone.

Canberra Airport said that some flights were cancelled but the airport reopened a few hours later.


Related News Stories :   Portes du Soleil:     Members of the press     Know your airline alliances     TravelMole’s list of Sustainable Tourism Organisations / Companies     Cruise Line listing     The Multiples  


Ray Monty

Most Read

Even if you don’t like sport a trip to see Orlando Magic in the NBA will be a memorable experience

Technoheaven is an emerging force in the field of Travel Tech - We speak to Melida Kacapor

Daytona – It’s not just Motors

Qatar Airways and the World Cup - we speak to Eric Odone Vice President Europe

Webinar: Learn about what is hot in the extraordinary State of Oregon

Nominated for a BritishTravel Award? Here is how to help your chances of winning.

Want something different with a tour of Rome? Then have a look at CarpeDiem Rome...

ITA Airways are expanding, Andrew Bunn UKI and Nordics Manager explains

Pierfrancesco Carino VP International Sales of ITA Airways explains the strategy for the airline

Antigua and Barbuda Update on What’s New in the Hotel Sector

Get a sneak peak at the Antigua and Barbuda’s Vision 2032

Diversity within DMO’s and the European influence - We speak to Destinations International

Price Based Country test mode enabled for testing United States (US). You should do tests on private browsing mode. Browse in private with Firefox, Chrome and Safari