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Unfounded reports of shooting at Calgary International Airport prompts police presence, flight delays

June 17, 2017 12:45 AM
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Unfounded reports of shooting at Calgary International Airport prompts police presence, flight delays

Passengers, guests and workers at the Calgary International Airport spent minutes in hiding on Friday afternoon following reports of an active shooter in one of the airport's terminal, a claim police have determined to be a hoax.

Shortly after 5:00 p.m., members of the Calgary Police Service responded to the airport to investigate an unconfirmed reported that someone had shot at a store within the terminal. Officers scoured the building before concluding the report was unfounded.

Officials with the Calgary Airport Authority confirm notifications were sent to staff during the investigation and workers assisted passengers move throughout the building. Contrary to social media accounts of the event, the Calgary Airport Aurhotity says there were no announcements broadcasted through the public address system and the terminals were not evacuated.

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Source: calgary.ctvnews.ca

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