Gunman arrested after shooting at Canberra airport
Police confirm arresting the only man suspected of shooting bullets at Canberra Airport on Sunday afternoon.
A suspect was detained after gunshots were heard at Canberra Airport on Sunday, and no injuries were reported, Australian police said.
"About 1.30 pm [03:30 GMT] today (Sunday 14 August 2022) police were called to the Canberra Airport following reports of gunshots in the main terminal building," ACT Policing said in a statement, adding that "shortly after one person was taken into custody and a firearm was recovered."
While the motive behind the shooting has not been known yet, the person detained is believed to be the only suspect, the police said.
From Facebook: “Fun times at Canberra Airport. All evacuated due to gunman. None hurt from what I understand. Suspect apprehended by AFP.” pic.twitter.com/ErnNj9KHlB— ayden dawkins (@AydenDawkins) August 14, 2022
"The Canberra Airport terminal was evacuated as a precaution and the situation at the Airport is contained," ACT said.
Shots were heard in the check-in area, and a mass evacuation followed, according to The Sydney Morning Herald.