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(ORLANDO, Fla.) — Police descended upon Florida’s Orlando International Airport Tuesday night in response to a man with a weapon in one of the airport’s rental car lots.

“Incident ongoing involving man w/ weapon in terminal – Level 1 A-side, rental car area. Police on scene, area contained. Min impact to ops,” tweeted Orlando International Airport at 8:21 p.m.

Then at 9:04 p.m., Orlando Police tweeted, “There is no active shooter. No shots fired. Suspect is contained. Will post updates as we receive them.”

At 9:27 p.m., Orlando Police tweeted that the “Armed suspect is contained but not in custody. Suspect is speaking with a crisis negotiator.”

UPDATE: Armed suspect is contained but not in custody. Suspect is speaking with a crisis negotiator. Please report only confirmed info.

— Orlando Police (@OrlandoPolice) May 31, 2017

Travelers posted photos and videos to social media that showed the police presence at the airport.

 

Orlando international airport police presence pic.twitter.com/kNKH4EsJFH

— Noodles (@iiznoodles) May 31, 2017

 

 

Orlando international airport… what’s is happening? pic.twitter.com/O85EDWWTVC

— Mario Munoz (@_MarioMunoz) May 31, 2017

 

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