Felon Sought In Atlanta Airport Gunshot Panic [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports:

Police are looking for a man who accidentally discharged a firearm at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Saturday after he grabbed the gun and fled, officials said. Flights at the airport were temporarily halted on Saturday after the firearm was discharged at a security checkpoint, causing chaos at the nation’s busiest airport and raising security concerns during the start of a busy week of Thanksgiving travel.

The suspect was identified as Kenny Wells, 42. A TSA officer spotted a prohibited item via X-ray in Wells’s carry-on bag. The officer instructed Wells not to touch the item, but as the officer moved to open the bag, Wells allegedly lunged and grabbed the firearm, which went off, before he fled. Wells faces charges of carrying a concealed weapon at an airport, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, discharging a firearm and reckless conduct.

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