Second day of gunfire near Haiti airport leads to flight delays and cancellations

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Gunfire near Haiti airport disrupts flights for second day

Port-au-Prince, Haiti (AP)

Gunfire erupted near Haiti’s main airport for a second consecutive day, causing disruptions to flights and raising concerns about the safety of travelers.

The incident occurred on Tuesday afternoon

The incident occurred on Tuesday afternoon, prompting numerous airlines to cancel or delay flights in and out of Toussaint Louverture International Airport.

According to local authorities

According to local authorities, the shooting was sparked by a dispute between rival gangs in a nearby neighborhood.

Travelers were advised

Travelers were advised to exercise caution and remain inside the airport terminal until the situation was brought under control.

The Haitian National Police

The Haitian National Police immediately responded to the scene and were able to apprehend several suspects connected to the shooting.

Flights resumed later in the day

Flights resumed later in the day, but the security situation remains tense as sporadic gunfire continues to be heard in the area.

The U.S. State Department

The U.S. State Department issued a travel advisory warning American citizens to avoid the airport and surrounding areas until the situation stabilizes.

The Haitian government

The Haitian government has promised to increase security measures in order to prevent future incidents of violence near the airport.

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