Panic at an Orlando airport after man tries to bypass security checkpoint

Dramatic video shows travelers running for cover while TSA workers attempt to detain a man who was suspected of having a weapon.
2:03 | 02/17/19

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Transcript for Panic at an Orlando airport after man tries to bypass security checkpoint
Thank you. We want to turn to the chaos erupting at Orlando international airport. Look at this video. It shows families running for safety. ABC's Stephanie Ramos has the story from Washington. Stephanie, good morning. Reporter: Good morning to you guys. So frightening. This all happened during one of the busiest security screening times of the day at Orlando's airport, causing major delays of course, and police still don't know why the suspect tried to breach security. Go, go, go, go. Reporter: Moments of absolute panic at Orlando's international airport when police say a man tried to bust through a security checkpoint Saturday afternoon. Passengers waiting to go through security hear the commotion and take off running. Veering, the 37-year-old suspect Ryan mills may have a gun. Parents grabbing their babies out of strollers, knocking down barriers. Running and hiding wherever they can. Some people running past the checkpoints, leading TSA to shut down all screenings. It sounded like it was a fight because there was just a lot of commotion going on, and then tables being flipped over and then all of U know, you hear this pop, pop, pop. There was, like, a stampede of people running. Me and Andrew hopped a counter to hide in the back of Chick-fil-A. Reporter: Some TSA officers ushering people to safety. Get in. Get in. Reporter: Police say when they detained mills, he did reach into his pocket causing chaos. Swear to god. He has got a grenade in his hand. Go. Reporter: Someone starts to yell he has guns and starts screaming. Reporter: Police say mills was not armed, but taken into custody. The suspect is being detained under Florida's baker act. It allows emotionally disturbed people to be held under observation in a mental health treatment facility for at least three days. But once he is released, police say mills faveral charges, guys. Thanks, Stephanie in Washington, D.C. For us this

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