Police: Armed man who fled scene of Georgia airport shooting still considered armed and dangerous

Police issued an alert Friday night after a man who fled the scene of a firearms discharge in Atlanta left the state but is still considered armed and dangerous. Atlanta police said John Combs,…

Police: Armed man who fled scene of Georgia airport shooting still considered armed and dangerous

Police issued an alert Friday night after a man who fled the scene of a firearms discharge in Atlanta left the state but is still considered armed and dangerous.

Atlanta police said John Combs, a 46-year-old U.S. Air Force veteran, was in possession of a gun he was firing on an employee training day at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Tuesday. The gun discharged and Combs ran off.

“We have received few leads at this point, and we want the public’s help to give us some new leads,” Atlanta police said in a statement. “Combs was last seen in Kentucky and Kentucky authorities are searching for him.”

Combs is 5-foot-9, 170 pounds, police said. He has gray, shoulder-length hair and was wearing a blue shirt, blue jeans and black shoes when he left Kentucky.

He used to live in Exton, Pennsylvania, WFIL-TV reported.

Authorities warn that Combs may be armed with the semi-automatic revolver he is believed to have taken from an employee training demonstration. If he is located he should be considered armed and dangerous.

Atlanta police are asking anyone with information on Combs’ whereabouts to call 911.

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