Unfounded reports of shooting at Calgary International Airport prompts police presence, flight delays
CPS members walk through the departure level of the Calgary International Airport during Friday afternoon's investigation (photo: Kevin Weiss)
CTV Calgary Staff
Published Friday, June 16, 2017 6:40PM MDT
Last Updated Friday, June 16, 2017 8:51PM MDT
**Correction: The original version of this story indicated the airport's public address system was not used to warn passengers. The Calgary Airport Authority confirms announcements were made after a potential risk was identified.**
Passengers, guests and workers at the Calgary International Airport spent minutes in hiding on Friday afternoon following reports of an active shooter in one of the airport's terminal, a claim police have determined to be a hoax.
Shortly after 5:00 p.m., members of the Calgary Police Service responded to the airport to investigate an unconfirmed reported that someone had shot at a store within the terminal. Officers scoured the building before concluding the report was unfounded.
The situation at the #YYC Airport is resolved. The call we received has been determined as unfounded. There are no public safety concerns.— Calgary Police (@CalgaryPolice) June 16, 2017
Officials with the Calgary Airport Authority confirm notifications were sent to staff during the investigation and workers assisted passengers move throughout the building. The Calgary Airport Authority says announcements were broadcast through the public address system warning everyone inside of the potential risk but the terminals were not evacuated.
Initial reports of an incident at #YYC are incorrect. We followed our safety protocols as a precaution, ops are returning back to normal.— YYC (@FlyYYC) June 16, 2017
Several flights were delayed as a result of the police investigation, For updated information on flight times, visit Calgary International Airport - Traveller Info
The Calgary Police Service says the investigation remains active as officers attempt to identify the person who made the original call.