Rifle shot causes stir at airport

DALLAS – A passenger accidentally fired a hunting rifle at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport on Nov. 23 but no one was hurt, an airport spokeswoman said.

The incident occurred as the passenger was complying with a request by airline employees to demonstrate the rifle was unloaded in accordance with regulations, spokeswoman Tina Sharp said.

“There was an accidental discharge but nobody was injured and airport operations were not affected,” she said.

The shot damaged a window and momentarily caused panic among other passengers near the Delta Air Lines check-in counter. The passenger, whose name was not released, was not charged and was allowed to board his flight, Sharp said.