ORLANDO, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - A spokeswoman at the Orlando International Airport says security screenings are back up and running after someone breached a checkpoint gate.
Carolyn Fennell, an OIA spokeswoman, said gates 1-59 were breached by a man at around noon on Saturday.
Orlando police identified the man as Ryan Mills, 37.
Officials say he was taken into involuntary protective custody under a Baker Act.
Fennell said while Mills was being arrested, he reached into his pocket, prompting someone in the screening area to yell that Mills had a gun.
Fennell says no gun was found, but people did panic and rush through the security area.
No one was hurt, but screening had to be halted and everyone had to be re-screened.
We are currently investigating an incident that has occurred at the checkpoint for gates 1-59 which paused security screening for a time. Screening is in the process of being resumed. We will post updates as needed.— Orlando International Airport (@MCO) February 16, 2019
Update: Screening has resumed at the West Checkpoint (gates 1-59). APM shuttle service has resumed between the terminal and the airsides. Thank you for your patience and delays continue as we work toward resume normal operations.— Orlando International Airport (@MCO) February 16, 2019
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