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Old 14th Aug 2022, 04:14
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Canberra Airport EVAC - Shots fired

Is this a case of a match-unfit traveller finally snapping about delayed flights or lost baggage?
Originally Posted by News.com.au
Canberra airport has been evacuated after what is understood to have been a shooting.

Early reports indicate gunshots were heard on the lower concourse about 1.30pm.

The airport was evacuated.

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Old 14th Aug 2022, 04:54
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Bikie related shooting. One in custody, one injured.
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No injuries. Guy walked in, sat around for 5 minutes then fired 3 shots into the windows - not at people.

Sounds mental health related.
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Originally Posted by pinkpanther1 View Post
No injuries. Guy walked in, sat around for 5 minutes then fired 3 shots into the windows - not at people.

Sounds mental health related.
Either that, or QF/JQ lost his bags.
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No shouts of 'Allans Snack Bar' whilst he was letting off the shots?
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Originally Posted by smiling monkey View Post
Either that, or QF/JQ lost his bags.
^^^ Most likely the catalyst.
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Poor Canberra airport. AMS (formerly OTS) get a hard-on over this sort of thing. The airport can now expect AMS Inspectors to audit the place, turn up on a flight in cognito (dressed as bikie’s or FIFO workers) and do some sneaky systems tests and be a general pain in the ass.
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Had a front row seat to the action from the flight deck at gate 7. Absolute pandemonium in the terminal as people scattered. Lost contact with the company and locked down at the gate for two hours with a full load on board.
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AAAHHH....Mr Pinky.....You've dunnit agin.......

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Was ‘the shooter’ (as they say in the US) on the air side of the security screen in the RPT passenger terminal? If yes, how was he able to get there with a loaded firearm?

Or was he just a random disgruntled person or bikie on a mission on the land side of the security screen?
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Landside - near Virgin check-in
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That’s a relief. Thanks layman.
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Some loser who just watched Die Hard? "Schiess den Fenster...Shoot the glass!"🤣
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It was just in front of the JQ counters which is next to QF counters. I was on shift at the time and whilst it there was some initial chaos it all went pretty well, BUT it was bloody scary and a lot of CBR airport staff (QF, JQ, Swiss, SNP, cafes and others) are feeling fragile
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At least the incident ended with the perp being disarmed. Given the proficiency of the average Copper when it comes to the use of their issued sidearm, I shudder to think of the possible consequences.


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To be fair to the bloke, when ever I have to use the Qantas Self-Check-In Machines (6 times a fortnight) I feel the same urge to fire off a few rounds in frustration.

Man can only be pushed so far, these machines were built and designed to press every button I have. One poor lady running 30 self-check0in terminals that keep crashing then running a bag drop off centre as well. I feel for the guy !

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Originally Posted by Pinky the pilot View Post
At least the incident ended with the perp being disarmed. Given the proficiency of the average Copper when it comes to the use of their issued sidearm, I shudder to think of the possible consequences.
Yes.

Police + 1 guy with knife = 3 innocent bystanders with shooting injuries.
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And I have no doubt that the Police Officers involved will be found to have been fully justified in their actions!

“The public needs to know that police have been properly trained in dealing with people with mental health issues and that they use their guns as a last resort when lives are threatened.”
Made me laugh, that did!
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Me too. By far the bigger objective threat to public safety in those circumstances arose when inadequately experienced police with “guns” started using them.
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Pinky's right. If you don't want to be shot by a Police officer, stand completely still about 5 metres in front of them. Not their fault because of the stupidly incompetent training and currency they get? Or because they don't go out and train off their own bat at a range? Both.
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