‘Man with gun’ confusion sparks mass panic at Orlando Airport

Chaos erupts at Orlando Airport after a man who tried to breach checkpoint reaches into his pocket prompting onlooker to yell ‘he has a gun’ sending panicked travelers fleeing in terror

  • Ryan Scott Mills, 37, was arrested at Orlando International Airport on Saturday
  • Mills was approached by police at a security checkpoint at around 12:15pm
  • Authorities say Mills ‘reached into pocket’, prompting others to fear he had gun 
  • Panic ensued as travelers in line burst through checkpoint and fled
  • Authorities said it was a false alarm and Mills was not armed 

Cell phone video filmed at Orlando International Airport shows panicked travelers fleeing the departure hall after a man who allegedly tried to breach a security checkpoint was rumored to have had a gun. 

Authorities say 37-year-old Ryan Scott Mills was arrested after he attempted to breach a security checkpoint at the airport.

Mills approached the west checkpoint that leads to gates one through 59 at around 12:15pm on Saturday, an airport spokesperson told the Orlando Sentinel.

In a tweet, Orlando Police said that as authorities attempted to arrest Mills on Saturday, he reached into his pocket, prompting ‘unknown persons’ nearby to yell that he had a gun.

Police said panic ensued, though there was no gun.

Ryan Scott Mills, 37, is seen above being arrested at Orlando International Airport on Saturday

Mills allegedly tried to breach a security checkpoint. When other travelers noticed him reaching into his pocket as police approached him, one of them is said to have yelled that he had a gun, igniting panic

Travelers who were on line at the checkpoint burst through security and headed for the gates

Amateur cell phone video from the scene shows travelers fleeing in terror while alarms were blaring

Passengers then burst through the security checkpoint and sped toward the gate.

Video filmed by one of the travelers at the airport captured the chaos of the scene.

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Children are seen crying while rope barriers are knocked over. Alarms can be heard blaring throughout the hall.

The traveler who took the amateur video on their cell phone said Mills was thought to have had ‘a grenade or something in his hand,’ according to ABC News.

Sgt. Eduardo Bernal told the Sentinel that Mills was detained under a Florida law that allows for people to be involuntarily committed if deemed dangerous.

Sgt. Eduardo Bernal told the Sentinel that Mills (above) was detained under a Florida law that allows for people to be involuntarily committed if deemed dangerous

Charges of disorderly conduct and resisting an officer without violence are pending

According to his Facebook page, Mills is a resident of Gainesville, Florida

Mills was also thought to have had ‘a grenade or something in his hand’ according to witnesses

Charges of disorderly conduct and resisting an officer without violence are pending.

According to his Facebook page, Mills is a resident of Gainesville, Florida. 

Airport spokeswoman Carolyn Fennell said screenings temporarily stopped at the checkpoint for gates one through 59.

A number of people suffered minor injuries because of what appeared to be a stampeded of scared passengers.

The checkpoints opened an hour later and screenings resumed as per usual.

Panic also ensued at Orlando International on February 2 when a Transportation Security Administration officer jumped to his death inside the airport. Robert Henry (left), 36, an off-duty officer, died after he fell from the Hyatt Regency Hotel into a busy atrium at the airport

This is the second unusual incident at the airport that ignited chaos this month. 

Panic also ensued on February 2 when a Transportation Security Administration officer jumped to his death inside the airport.

Robert Henry, 36, an off-duty officer, died after he fell from the Hyatt Regency Hotel into a busy atrium at the airport. 

TSA agents are among the 420,000 federal workers considered essential employees required to work without their paychecks during a government shutdown. The closure began December 22 and lasted for 35 days. 

Henry’s brother, Evan Henry, remembered his late older brother a ‘beloved son, brother and dedicated Transportation Security Officer.’ 

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Man Utd confirm Ferguson will make emotional return to Old Trafford dugout for Treble reunion against Bayern Munich

The exhibition game on May 26 at Old Trafford will mark exactly 20 years since the memorable Champions League final between the two sides in Barcelona.

On that fateful night current interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer scored a stoppage time winner to add to the Premier League and FA Cup triumphs during the 1998-99 campaign.

Ferguson, who retired after 27 years at United in 2013, said: "I’m really looking forward to what will be a special day at Old Trafford.

"It will be great to catch up with some familiar faces and a great opportunity to support the work of Manchester United Foundation."

SunSport exclusively revealed in January that the 77-year-old  would be involved in the celebrations, health permitting, in what promises to be an emotionally charged occasion.

Ferguson underwent surgery on a brain haemorrhage last May and spent time in intensive care before being released.

The Scot has since been seen at several United games on his road to recovery.

While United will field a team taken from that 2-1 win in '99, Bayern will bring a legends side to Manchester, with all proceeds donated to the club's foundation.

Manchester United’s group managing director and Foundation chairman Richard Arnold, added: "The final against Bayern Munich is a night etched in the memory of all our fans."

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Secrets of Man Utd’s dressing room with Lukaku rapping, dance contests between Pogba and Bailly while Young pranks Jones

The Norwegian oversaw dramatic scenes in the Manchester United dressing room after their Champions League defeat.

But Lee Grant has revealed what else happens behind closed doors.

The former Stoke goalkeeper has told all on the dance contests between Paul Pogba and Eric Baily, Ashley Young pranking Phil Jones, and Romelu Lukaku's rapping skills.

Dance Contests

Pogba thumped his locker in a rage after he returned to the dressing room when he saw red against Paris-Saint Germain.

However, the midweek blip was a far cry from what fans have come to expect from the Frenchman since Solskjaer took charge who has since rediscovered his smile.

Pogba has netted eight goals and added five assists in ten games under the Interim regime and is regularly dancing and practising his celebrations.

The French midfielder posted a hilarious birthday message for close pal and team-mate Jesse Lingard that featured the two's 'special handshake'.

Grant told Inside United magazine: "The vibe in the dressing room depends on what's happening. It could be a dance contest between Eric Bailly and Paul Pogba.

Playing Pranks

The United keeper added: "On the other hand it could be a game of two-touch with Jesse Lingard and Andreas Pereira.

"The balls are getting fired around and you have to watch your head, or the ceiling is coming down because the ball's smashing off it!

"It could be Ashley Young hanging up Phil Jones' terrible gear, or something along those lines. So it could be a hugely lively atmosphere.

"It all depends on the mood; it all depends on how bad Romelu Lukaku's gear is when he comes in! So there are plenty of factors that will dictate as to what the morning looks like."

Romelu Rapping

Lingard has already mocked Romelu Lukaku for his 'Fire in the closet' rap earlier in the season and it seems Grant isn't a fan of the Belgian's music either!

"There's a couple of lads that fancy themselves as rappers. Romelu obviously fancies himself as a rapper – I'm not sure whether the lads are backing him in terms of his talent!

"I know that I personally could do a better job with little or no practice – that's how confident I am. There's a couple of lads that have got a real belief in themselves with their rap ability.

"I'm not gonna name any names, there's a couple of lads. I've got bars for days, so don't test me!"

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Texas man sentenced to eight years in prison for possession of 3-D printed gun, 'hit list' of U.S. lawmakers

Eric Gerard McGinnis, 43, has been sentenced to eight years in prison on Wednesday after being found with a gun, partially made from a 3-D printer, and a hit list of U.S. lawmakers in a backpack
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A Texas man was sentenced to eight years in federal prison Wednesday after being found with a gun, partially made from a 3-D printer, and a "hit list" of U.S. lawmakers, prosecutors said.

Eric Gerard McGinnis, 43, was arrested in July 2017 after firing three shots in a wooded area north of Dallas with an AR-15-style rifle, which he had partially made using the advanced technology. At the time, he was under a court order prohibiting him from possessing any firearms, which was put into place after a violent altercation with his girlfriend, the New York Times reports.

McGinnis was charged with possession of an unregistered firearm and possession of ammunition by a prohibited person, and was later convicted by a jury of both charges.


McGinnis' case turned more bizarre when prosecutors revealed that he created a list titled "9/11/2011 list of American Terrorists," which contained the names and addresses of a number of prominent Democratic and Republican lawmakers. Police discovered the list in his backpack when they arrested him for firing the three shots in Dallas, at which time he claimed to work for the C.I.A. Officials have decided against revealing the names of the lawmakers on the list.

McGinnis was reportedly inspired by the shooting a month before his arrest, in Alexandria, Virginia, which left House Representative Steve Scalise gravely injured and several other lawmakers hurt. The gunman, James. T. Hodgkinson, opened fire on the Republican congressional baseball team in an apparent response to President Trump's election.

McGinnis' choice to use a 3-D printer appeared to be a direct attempt to circumvent the court order prohibiting him from buying an actual weapon. He used the printer to create a working "lower receiver" for the rifle, which is the gun's firing mechanism. He then obtained the gun's other parts, including a barrel, stock and grip, through other means.


“I didn’t buy a gun, I built the gun,” Mr. McGinnis reportedly told family members in a recorded phone call “I printed a lower, and I built it — installed the trigger and did all that stuff.”

United States Attorney Erin Nealy Cox said McGinnis' arrest should serve as a warning.


“When he realized he couldn’t legally purchase a firearm, Eric McGinnis circumvented our gun laws by 3-D printing his weapon, eliminating the need for a background check,” she said in a statement. “This case should send a message to prohibited persons contemplating acquiring guns by any method.”

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Man Utd face Uefa rap after fan throws beer bottle at Di Maria during PSG Champions League defeat

The Red Devils were humbled 2-0 at Old Trafford as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer lost for the first time since taking charge in December.

United were outplayed in all areas of the pitch, and one man who particularly impressed for the visitors was Di Maria.

The winger endured a torrid single season in England but looked a different man as he bagged two assists against United.

He was booed constantly throughout the game after badmouthing United in the run-up.

And Di Maria was also happy to wind up home fans during the game, resulting in a beer bottle being thrown at him before a corner.

But United now face potential disciplinary action after Di Maria jokingly pretended to swig from the bottle.

The beer was then handed to a match official on the sidelines.

And the incident is sure to be part of the referee’s post-match report.

That means Uefa have the right to take action against United, who are already smarting from the loss of Paul Pogba to a second yellow card in the final minutes.

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Jamaican man sent to prison for trying to scam former CIA boss: report

A Jamaican man was sent to prison last week after pleading guilty to interstate communication with the intent to extort.  

A Jamaican man was sent to federal prison last week for a botched attempt to scam a 94-year-old who — unbeknownst to him — was a former FBI chief and CIA boss under the Carter and Reagan administration.

Keniel Thomas, 29, was convicted last year of trying to scam, and later, extort William Webster and his wife Lynda.

Using a fake name, Thomas first called Webster in July 2014, telling him he had won a $72 million lottery and a brand-new Mercedes Benz, court documents said. Thomas was completely unaware of Webster’s past intelligence work.

Webster told Lester Holt on “NBC Nightly News” Tuesday that “something wasn’t quite right” and it “was pretty obvious to me that there was something fishy about it.”

Thomas told Webster and his wife they needed to pay $50,000 to cover taxes, authorities said. When the couple refused to pay him, he grew more impatient and threatened to shoot them with a sniper’s bullet.


Webster alerted the FBI who then monitored the couple’s phone calls and learned of Thomas’ identity. Thomas was arrested on Dec. 18, 2017 after stepping off a plane in New York – unaware he was a wanted man. Authorities said Thomas had collected at least $300,000 from scamming other people in the U.S.


Thomas pleaded guilty in October to interstate communication with the intent to extort, authorities said. U.S. District Court Judge Beryl A. Howell in Washington, D.C. convicted Thomas to 71 months in prison. Officials said he will be deported back to Jamaica after serving his term.

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Laurent Blanc opens up on Man Utd talks that saw him nearly become manager

The Frenchman has been linked with the post on numerous occasions following the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013.

More recently he was in the frame to replace Jose Mourinho but the board opted for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as interim boss.

But it appears he came closest to returning to his former club as manager following the sacking of David Moyes in 2014.

Speaking to The Times, he revealed: "I had a call from a director, I'd prefer not to say who, and some discussion,

"But I was in Paris so it was very difficult for me to leave.

"We kept in touch but they went with Van Gaal in the end."

Blanc has been out of work since leaving Paris Saint-Germain in 2016 after his side were knocked out of the Champions League quarter-finals to Manchester City.

But he has thrown himself in the shop window and admits a move to England would be too difficult to turn down.

Blanc added: "Managing in England is a big ambition. I have big experience at Paris.

"It's difficult for me to go to another club in France. I want a different challenge in England, Spain or Italy.

"I played in those countries, I know them, so I keep going to games and I see what calls come in."



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Manchester man invades busy pub with Stihl circular saw

Shocking moment screaming drinkers are sent diving for cover as man enters pub revving-up a CIRCULAR SAW after bust-up

  • A circular saw-wielding man burst into the Sale, Manchester pub on Friday night
  • Terrified pub-goers are seen fleeing the scene as the man confronts groups of people
  •  No one was hurt in the incident, after the pub’s bouncers quickly subdued the man

This is the shocking moment a man walked into a busy pub revving a power saw – forcing terrified customers to run for cover.  

Drinkers at the Bull’s Head Hotel in Sale, Manchester were confronted by the circular saw-wielding man at about 11.30pm on Friday night. 

The footage, taken by someone closely trailing the video’s protagonist, shows the man walk up a small flight of stairs to a seating area inside the pub.

Panic immediately consumes pub-goers, as the ferocious sounds of the Stihl power saw are heard over the screams and cries of those inside. 

The video captures a woman shouting ‘no’, while someone jumps out of the way of the crazed man. 

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He then makes a turn for an adjacent table, seemingly threatening people seated in front of him.  

The people sat around the table quickly move out of the way of the saw’s gaze, with one man even using a chair for protection. 

Drinkers at the Bull’s Head Hotel in Sale, Manchester were confronted by a circular saw-wielding man at about 11.30pm on Friday night

The video captures a woman screaming ‘no’, while someone jumps out of the way of the crazed man

The video footage cuts away after the man starts shouting at someone. 

Luckily, no one was hurt in the incident. 

One witness said the saw’s blade cut into a wooden chair. 

‘No one could believe it,’ he said. 

One witness said the saw’s blade cut into a wooden chair as people scrambled to get out of the man’s way

‘He just came walking in and went for a lad – the saw cut into a bit of chair.

‘He was squeezing the trigger and revving it up. It was all just surreal and I could not believe what was happening.’ 

The witness commended the pub’s security on how they handled the situation. 

‘All the bouncers were straight onto him and the saw was taken off him,’ he said.

No one was hurt in the incident, after the pub’s bouncers quickly subdued the man 

‘It all happened within a split second.

‘The lads on the door got a grip of him.’ 

The footage was sent Greater Manchester Police, however it is unknown if any arrests have been made.  

Comment was sought from the Bull’s Head Hotel. 

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Solskjaer's Man Utd have spent less time in top four this season than Palace, Bournemouth and Watford

The Red Devils were a whopping 11 points behind Chelsea when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was appointed interim boss.

Their incredible resurgence has seen them pick up 25 points from a possible 27.

A 3-0 victory away at Fulham on Sunday saw them leapfrog Chelsea into fourth with Maurizio Sarri's side humbled 6-0 at Manchester City.

It has been a long time coming with United fans having to wait 25 matches to occupy a Champions League spot.

It has been so rare this season that Crystal Palace, Bournemouth and Watford have all spent more days in the top four.

The Hornets' terrific form at the start of the campaign saw them sit in fourth spot until their sixth game of the season.

Title-chasers Liverpool have spent 182 days inside the top four followed by Chelsea with 179.

Solskjaer will now turn his attentions to ensuring United remain in contention to qualify for the Champions League.

The Norwegian boss faces arguably his toughest test yet when United host Liverpool in their next league outing.

And next month they face back-to-back contests away at Arsenal before hosting Pep Guardiola's Manchester City.

SunSport exclusively revealed how Solskjaer will be named the United boss on a permanent contract.

It is understood the decision has been made at board level, although the club may not announce it until the end of the season.

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Huge boost for Chelsea and Man Utd as Barcelona now listening to offers for Coutinho

Reports in the Spanish sport media say the La Liga giants are ready to listen to offers for the Brazilian – a revelation which is sure to interest Chelsea and Manchester United.

Coutinho left Anfield for the Camp Nou in January last year for a deal that could end up being worth £142 million, after an initial payment of £105 million.

After a strong start with the Blaugrana, he has struggled for game time this season with Ousmane Dembele and his compatriot Arthur being preferred in the attacking midfield positions.

Rumours of an exit during the January transfer window proved premature, but Chelsea and United were both said to be interested in bringing the player back to England.

Barcelona were happy to rebuff any approach for Coutinho then, but Spanish sports daily Marca are among the media outlets now claiming that the club have now changed their stance.

The 26-year-old was taken off after an hour of the 1-1 Copa Del Rey tie with Real Madrid this week, and rumours suggest that the Catalan club’s patience with him is wearing thin.

Spanish website Sport were damning in their report on his performance, saying : "Coutinho has been at Barca for a year now and is only getting worse. Worse and worse. Unjustifiable for a player that cost €150million."

Sport says that in spite of his form, Chelsea are interested in the player as a possible replacement for Eden Hazard, who continues to be linked with a summer move to Madrid.

Manchester United were also in the hunt for Coutinho’s signature in January, Mundo Deportivo reporting that they had made an enquiry about the midfielder’s availability during the window.

One stalling point in any potential deal could be Barcelona’s desire to recoup as much of the transfer fee they paid to Liverpool – a club record – in order to let the player go.

But having splashed out £65 million to bring Frenkie de Jong from Ajax this summer, they could be forced to let squad players go more cheaply to balance the books.

Coutinho played 201 times for Liverpool in five and a half seasons at Anfield, scoring 54 goals, before his move to Spain last year.

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