Gunfire Reported at Cancun International Airport
17:53 GMT 28.03.2022 (Updated: 19:12 GMT 28.03.2022)
Gunfire was reported at Cancun International Airport in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula on Monday.
A video posted on social media showed travelers scrambling out of Airport Terminal 3 on Monday, where gunfire and explosions were reported. Authorities declared a Code Red and summoned law enforcement and medical officials, according to Mexican news reports.
According to the Quintana Roo secretary of public security, Lucio Hernandez Guiterrez, there have been no reports of injuries or of cartridges or explosion damage to support the claims of gunfire.
#ÚltimoMinuto 🚨Reporta C5 disparos de arma de fuego en la Terminal 3 del Aeropuerto Internacional de Cancún, se activa Código Rojo y autoridades acuden a verificar.#AbriendoLaConversación pic.twitter.com/2TqXs7nraD— 📻 Radio Fórmula QR 📻 (@RFQR) March 28, 2022
Activan Código Rojo en Cancún, tras las detonaciones en inmediaciones del Aeropuerto Internacional.— Joaquín López-Dóriga (@lopezdoriga) March 28, 2022
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The shooting has come during one of the airport's busiest seasons, as travelers flock to the resort area for Spring Break vacations. However, according to local officials, the level of traffic is still far below what was typical before the COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020.
The incident also comes months after two people were killed in a firefight at Cancun's Hyatt Ziva Riveria resort. The people killed were suspected to have ties to drug trafficking gangs. In June 2021, two were also killed on Playa Tortugas by gunmen who fled the scene on jet skis.