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Suspect Sought In Gunshot Incident At Atlanta Airport

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FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, file photo, a Delta Air Lines jet sits at a gate at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, in Atlanta. A passenger undergoing a search at the Atlanta airport's main security checkpoint reached into a bag and grabbed a firearm, and it went off, causing chaos among travelers and prompting a temporary ground stop on flights Saturday afternoon, Nov. 20, 2021, authorities said. The Transportation Security Administration said the passenger fled out an airport exit. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Police are searching for a convicted felon suspected in this weekend’s incident in which a gun discharged at Atlanta’s busy Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

The man is identified as 42-year-old Kenny Wells. Police say there was an outstanding warrant for Wells prior to Saturday’s incident.

In the incident, a gun was accidentally discharged at the domestic main checkpoint, causing widespread panic throughout the airport and halting all departures. At least three people suffered minor injuries.

Delta Airlines is offering travel waivers to all flyers who missed flights because of the chaos.

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