Airport shooting fears as people seen lying on floor and gunshots heard

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Reports of shots being fired and an alleged active shooter are coming out of Atlanta Airport.

Chilling videos and images are surfacing across social media as passengers and staff take cover.

Accounts have emerged of people hearing "screams" in the airport.

Police have not yet confirmed reports of an active shooter at the airport, and an investigation is underway.

Writer Dianne Callahan is currently travelling to New York and tweeted from the airport: "I’m at the Atlanta Airport just boarded my flight to New York and we had to close our doors because of an alleged active shooter in the terminal.

"Delta is managing this as professional as always. We are hearing sirens but can’t verify anything. Will keep you up to date. Pray!"

Another person added: "Just ran in a stampede out of delta terminal. Supposedly active shooter. My family is safe in cell phone lot. I heard shots and then people were running. I helped a woman get up. America."

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