The woman, who is a family member of a Delta employee, arrived at the Delta Technical Operations Center just after 2 p.m. armed with a handgun, according to police. The woman sat in her car at the security gate until she was confronted by an officer, police told Channel 2′s Ryan Young.
“The individual did come onto airport property, into the employee parking lot with a gun. We responded and shots were fired,” said Lt. Tina Daniel with Clayton County police. Police would not identify the woman but did say there had been some family violence prior to the woman’s arrival at the parking lot.
“This had nothing to do with Delta Airlines. Again the airport is safe, there is no reason for anyone to be concerned about their safety. Flights are going as usual,” said Daniel.
Delta Airlines spokeswoman Susan Elliot released a statement. “Delta is cooperating with authorities in their investigation of what appears to be a domestic situation involving a shooting that occurred near the Delta Technical Operations Center security entrance. No Delta employees were injured in this incident. As part of Delta’s Employee Assistance Program, confidential and free counseling is available for all Delta employees,” said Elliot.