According to the Atlanta Police Department, at approximately 1:30 pm ET, Saturday, Nov. 20th, 2021 there was an “accidental’ discharge of a handgun at airport security. Police later obtained a warrant for convicted felon, Kenny Wells, 42 after he immediately fled the premises.
At approximately 1:30 pm today a weapon accidently discharged at ATL’s security screening area. There is NOT an active shooter at the airport. APD is on the scene. More information about the situation will be made available on our social media channels.
— Atlanta Airport (@ATLairport) November 20, 2021
According to airport police commissioner, Maj. Reginald Moorman, Wells now faces charges that include carrying a concealed weapon at a commercial airport, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, discharging a firearm and reckless conduct. Fortunately, there were no injuries.
As of this writing, Wells is still on the run.