A man who attempted to pass through security unchecked at the Orlando International Airport sparked panic among travelers Saturday, sending people fleeing through the airport amid rumors he had a gun, Orlando police said.
The incident took place about 12:15 p.m. near the west security checkpoint that feeds gates one through 59, airport spokeswoman Carolyn Fennell said.
The article goes on to state the following:
When police approached the man, identified as 37-year-old Ryan Scott Mills, they said he reached into his pocket, prompting people around him to believe he had a firearm.
Chaos erupted at Orlando International Airport after a man tried to breach a security checkpoint and travelers yelled out that the suspect had a gun, police said. https://t.co/X6Ws3VH7a8 pic.twitter.com/O7oe1u1MHu
— ABC News (@ABC) February 16, 2019
At 12:12 pm, a male attempted to enter the west checkpoint area of the airport. While attempting to arrest the subject, he reached into his pocket. Unknown persons at the screening area yelled the subject had a gun, which caused panic in the screening area.
— Orlando Police (@OrlandoPolice) February 16, 2019
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