UPDATE 9:45 p.m. from Florida Highway Patrol Twitter Account:
— FHP Orlando (@FhpOrlando) May 31, 2017
UPDATE 9:15 p.m. from Orlando Police Department Twitter Account:
There is no active shooter. No shots fired. Suspect is contained. Will post updates as we receive them. https://t.co/ckElLh9QDE
— Orlando Police (@OrlandoPolice) May 31, 2017
An armed man was reported on the evening of May 30th at Orlando International Airport and a multitude of law-enforcement officers are responding.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, the first call was reported at about 7:24 p.m. Eastern as a weapons call.
Airport spokeswoman Carolyn Fennell said an armed man was on the first floor of the airport in the rental car area and that the first floor has been cleared. Terminal A is reportedly shut down as well and law-enforcement officers are on the scene. As expected, traffic entering the airport is also at a standstill.
Airport officials are reporting “minimal impact to operations,” but passengers are reportedly concerned about missing their flights.
Florida Highway Patrol is telling those in the area to “stay in your vehicle and away from law enforcement personnel.”
Orlando Sentinel news partner Fox 35 is currently reporting that the armed man has not harmed himself or anyone else and that officers are speaking with him on Level 1 in Airside A trying to get him to drop the weapon.
This is a breaking news story – we’ll update the story at the top of the page as the reports come in.
Photo and News Source: Orlando Sentinel