Day mistaken rifle report causes lockdown at Calgary airport on busy travel

Day mistaken rifle report causes lockdown at Calgary airport on busy travel

Travellers reach the Calgary Airport in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, May 10, 2018. Elements of the Calgary AIRPORT TERMINAL were locked down on the busiest pre-Christmas travel day due to a gun scare that ended up being unfounded. Jeff McIntosh / THE CANADIAN PRESS

CALGARY — Police say these were called to the Calgary AIRPORT TERMINAL due to a mistaken report of a rifle that has been likely only a drum.

A police spokesperson there&rsquo says; s nothing to suggest was ever a gun, but officers are in the airport to reassure people.

The spokesperson says there is a band at the airport at the proper time, so it’s likely whoever thought they saw a rifle saw among their instruments actually.

The airport said on Twitter that some right elements of the international terminal building were under lockdown, but there is no threat.


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It says arrivals, departures and baggage delivery were advised and affected travellers to check on making use of their airlines for information.

The airport said in a release earlier this week that Thursday will be the busiest pre-Christmas travel day having an expected 49,000 people passing through.

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