There was an attempted breach of security at Orlando International Airport today. Earlier today officials reported a passenger attempted to breach security at Orlando International Airport. While there were rumors of a more serious incident, the rumors are false. Police apprehended the individual and the subject was arrested.
In regards to the incident at the Orlando International Airport @MCO, all reports on an active shooter or a subject with a gun are FALSE. Incident is contained and subject has been arrested.
— Orlando Police (@OrlandoPolice) February 16, 2019
The TSA screening process and shuttle service was briefly stopped during the incident which occurred around 12:00 P.M. eastern standard time Saturday, February 16, 2019.
While travelers should prepare for delays all operations have resumed and officials are working to get the airport back on regular schedule.
Update: The West Checkpoint is fully operational but delays continue as the TSA works to safely and efficiently screen passengers. Please arrive early to the airport if you have a scheduled flight this afternoon and check with your airline for flight status updates.
— Orlando International Airport (@MCO) February 16, 2019
The incident occurred at the West Checkpoint at gates 1-59. Sources from law enforcement indicated a taser was used to help apprehend the subject.
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