Two detained after shots fired at Istanbul airport: TV

A security scare led to two arrests outside Istanbul's main airport.
Passengers wait in line inside Sabiha Gokcen International Airport in Istanbul on July 17, 2016.
Passengers wait in line inside Sabiha Gokcen International Airport in Istanbul on July 17, 2016.PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

ISTANBUL (REUTERS) - The Turkish authorities briefly barred cars from entering and leaving Istanbul's main Ataturk Airport on Sunday (Nov 6) after police fired shots when a motorcycle refused to comply with an order to stop, CNN Turk said.

One of two men aboard the motorcycle was wounded and detained, and the second was apprehended by police after a pursuit, the private broadcaster reported. No police or civilians were reported hurt.

In June, suicide bombers suspected of belonging to ISIS killed 41 people and wounded some 240 others with gunfire and explosives at the airport.

The latest incident did not affect flights at Ataturk, Europe's third busiest airport, the channel reported. Ataturk is the hub of state-run carrier Turkish Airlines.

It was not immediately clear why the police ordered the men to stop.