Sunday 14 August 2022 09:31 AM Canberra Airport reopens after shooting in the main terminal shut down flights ... trends now

Sunday 14 August 2022 09:31 AM Canberra Airport reopens after shooting in the main terminal shut down flights ... trends now
Sunday 14 August 2022 09:31 AM Canberra Airport reopens after shooting in the main terminal shut down flights ... trends now

Sunday 14 August 2022 09:31 AM Canberra Airport reopens after shooting in the main terminal shut down flights ... trends now

Canberra Airport has resumed normal operations following a shooting in the main terminal which shut down flights for hours.

Canberra Airport confirmed flights resumed from 5pm on Sunday after hundreds of terrified travellers were forced to flee as a gunman opened fire inside the airport.

A man was arrested over the incident and police say he was acting alone. No injuries were reported.

'The airport has resumed normal operations. Please check your travel plans directly with your airline if you are travelling today,' the airport announced in a tweet. 

Although planes have now been permitted to take off, an active crime scene is still being combed through by investigators and passengers are still struggling to check-in for their flights.

Social media posts show long queues at the airport as airlines hurry clear the backlog of cancelled and delayed flights.

Cold travellers have been allowed back inside Canberra Airport as operations resume following a shooting on Sunday afternoon

Cold travellers have been allowed back inside Canberra Airport as operations resume following a shooting on Sunday afternoon

The sound of gunshots was initially reported from the security checkpoint inside main terminal building at about 1.30pm on Sunday with terrified passengers told to 'get down' and 'run'.

The airport was quickly evacuated with confused travellers forced to wait outside in the cold for several hours as police checked the building.

Passengers onboard inbound flights were told to wait inside the planes until about 3.30pm. 

One passenger stranded on a plane tweeted: 'Stuck on a plane on the tarmac while there is apparently a shooter in the Canberra airport....what the f***is going on???'. 

Detective acting superintendent David Craft confirmed one man was arrested and a firearm was recovered from the scene. 

Video captured by witnesses inside the airport's main terminal shows police arresting the alleged gunman

Video captured by witnesses inside the airport's main terminal shows police arresting the alleged gunman

Photos show bullet holes in the airport windows as police report they do not believe the alleged gunman aimed at passengers or staff in the shooting on Sunday afternoon

Photos show bullet holes in the airport windows as police report they do not believe the alleged gunman aimed at passengers or staff in the shooting on Sunday afternoon

Mr Craft said the man spent about five minutes sitting in the departures area on level two before allegedly firing five rounds into airport windows.

He said police have 'no idea' what his motivation was and believe he acted alone.

Police said the

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