On Monday, hundreds of tourists rushed to Cancun’s airport, temporarily paralyzing its activity.An alleged explosion of firearms This is a fact that authorities have already confirmed.
“There are no signs of firearm detonations or explosions in any area of the airport,” the Southeast Airport Group (Asur) reported in a statement.
“The Emergency Operations Center of the Cancun International Airport reports that at 11:23 in the morning (17:23 GMT) the alert of 3 was decreed due to the report of an incident in which multiple versions of what was happening were handled, the protocols were applied. of security of the established for these subjects”, emphasized Asur, that manages the Cancun airport.
They were not excluded however. Attack on firearmsTerminal 3 operations were temporarily suspended in order to ensure the safety of passengers. They resumed minutes later.
Images from social media show that in Terminal 3, the most popular terminal for international airlines, there were reports of a fire at one of the gates. This led to hundreds of tourists taking refuge outside the building or in the planes.
This caused the red code to activate in the area. Within minutes, security forces from the National Guard as well as the Mexican Army arrived in the area.
Images broadcast by network users show hundreds of people leaving the terminal with their suitcases, some visibly upset.
Official figures show that there have been 75 intentional murders in QuintanaRoo, the state’s southeast.
The state, Mexico’s tourism hub for Cancun and Riviera Maya, opened the year with several events that raised concerns about the country.
Two Canadians were killed and one injured in a shooting at a Playa del Carmen hotel belonging to the Xcaret chain in mid-January. The victims were presumably drug dealers.
Months before, two tourists from abroad were injured and killed in an attack on a Tulum restaurant. This is one of most fashionable spots in the Caribbean.