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BREAKING: Terminal at LAX evacuated after gunman opens fire
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BREAKING: Terminal at LAX evacuated after gunman opens fire

BREAKING: Terminal at LAX evacuated after gunman opens fire

BREAKING: Terminal at LAX evacuated after gunman opens fire

UPDATE:

Law enforcement officials have identified LAX shooting suspect as 23-year-old Paul Ciancia.

A law enforcement official tells The Associated Press that the suspect in the Los Angeles airport shooting is a 23-year-old man from New Jersey who wrote a rant about killing Transportation Safety Administration workers.

 


 

UPDATE:

One person is dead, one injured, and another is in custody after a shooting at LAX this morning.

Right now police are still trying to sort out the details.

The shooter was a former TSA agent. The victims were current TSA employees.

The shooting took place at terminal 3, home to Virgin America and Spirit Airlines.

Police do not have a motive yet. The suspect is in custody.


UPDATE:

At least three people, including a TSA agent have been shot. Fox News is reporting that the gunman, who is now in custody, is a former TSA employee.

The LAPD posted on their Facebook page: "Today at 9:30 am a single shooter in LAX around terminal 3 area started shooting. Multiple victims were injuried. LAX PD engaged the suspect. Suspect was taken into custody. For precautionary reasons terminal 3 and surrounding areas will be swept."


UPDATE:

This from the FAA... "The situation at LAX is very fluid. There is currently a ground stop for flights that are scheduled to depart for LAX. This means those flights are temporarily being held at their departure airports.  Arrivals and departures are still occurring, and some flights may be diverted.  The FAA is closely monitoring the situation and making adjustments to arrival and departure flows as needed. Passengers should contact their airline to determine the status of their flight."


UPDATE:

LAX officials report that the suspect is now in custody. They have also confirmed multiple victims. A press conference at 1:30 P.M. central with Airport Police & LAPD Chiefs.

KRMG checked in with Tulsa International Airport officials. They say the incident at LAX shouldn't have any effect on air travel in and out of Tulsa.


UPDATE:

From LAX officials: All upper/departures level roadways are temporarily blocked by law enforcement. General public is being held back at law enforcement block. Other than arriving flights, flight operations have been temporarily stopped.


Emergency officials are on scene after reports that a man walked into terminal 3 and opened fire, possibly with a rifle.

The Los Angeles Fire Department's Twitter account says  "LAFD assisting law enforcement at multi-patient incident at LAX."

Los Angeles Airport officials confirm via Twitter that a "police incident began at 9:30 a.m. @ Terminal 3 at LAX." Later, they said "According to reports, ground stop now in effect at LAX after shooting in terminal."

The local ABC affiliate is reporting that LAPD says "several people have been shot". Initial reports that suspect is in custody.

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