THE lockdown at Hartfield-Jackson airport in Atlanta was lifted on Saturday after someone ...accidentally discharged a gun....

Reports of an active shooting in Atlanta airport spread across Twitter Saturday afternoon, as pedestrians heard gunshots at Hartfield-Jackson Airport.

Reports of shots fired and people lying on the floor are being investigated.

The airport has confirmed that there was not an active shooter, but an ...accidental discharge... at the airport.

Investigation of the incident is still ongoing, and officials have not yet confirmed if anyone is in custody, or if a suspect in the matter has been identified.

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