Shooting at Los Angeles International Airport - New York News

ADVERTISEMENT
Bookmark and Share

Shooting at Los Angeles International Airport leaves 1 dead, 6 injured

Posted: Updated:
  • Shooting at Los Angeles International Airport leaves 1 dead, 6 injuredMore>>

  • All is calm at DTW after LAX airport shooting

    All is calm at DTW after LAX airport shooting

    Friday, November 1 2013 9:16 PM EDT2013-11-02 01:16:14 GMT
    The shooting at LAX had little impact on travel to and from DTW. We're told a few incoming flights were delayed because of the incident, but departing flights still got out on time.
    The shooting at LAX had little impact on travel to and from DTW. We're told a few incoming flights were delayed because of the incident, but departing flights still got out on time.
  • Union official: TSA agent killed in LAX shooting

    Union official: TSA agent killed in LAX shooting

    Friday, November 1 2013 4:19 PM EDT2013-11-01 20:19:19 GMT
    Los Angeles Airport Police Chief Patrick Gannon said the gunman pulled what he described as an "assault rifle" from a bag and began firing. "As you can imagine, a large amount of chaos."
    Los Angeles Airport Police Chief Patrick Gannon said the gunman pulled what he described as an "assault rifle" from a bag and began firing. "As you can imagine, a large amount of chaos took place in this entire incident," he said.
  • LAX Cam Captures Chaos After Shooting Incident

    LAX Cam Captures Chaos After Shooting Incident

    Friday, November 1 2013 3:16 PM EDT2013-11-01 19:16:01 GMT
    Video from the LAX cam shows the chaos of the crowd of passengers running out of the terminal at the time of the shooting Friday morning.
    Video from the LAX cam shows the chaos of the crowd of passengers running out of the terminal at the time of the shooting Friday morning.

FOX NEWS.COM Los Angeles, CA -- 

SUMMARY

  • TSA officer killed, at least six injured in shooting at Terminal 3 at LAX. 
  • LAPD says a suspect, who used a high-powered assault rifle, was wounded in shootout inside terminal and taken into custody; officials won't confirm his condition.

A gunman with an assault rifle opened fire in a crowded terminal at Los Angeles International Airport Friday, killing a TSA employee and injuring at least six before being wounded and taken into custody.

The suspect was identified by federal authorities late Friday as Paul Ciancia, 23, a Los Angeles resident, Fox News reported.

The FBI said it had not interviewed him because he was hospitalized but expected to speak to him as soon as possible.

A note was recovered from a bag he dropped at a security checkpoint. It was described to Fox News as containing threatening language directed at the TSA and anti-government rants.

The shooting incident, which sent passengers in the airport scrambling for cover, disrupted flights nationwide as planes headed for Los Angeles were temporarily grounded.

"I am deeply saddened to inform you that a TSA employee was shot and killed today on duty at Los Angeles International Airport," said TSA administrator John Pistole in a message to employees. "Other TSA employees also were injured in the shooting."

J. David Cox, president of the American Federation of Government Employees, which includes the TSA union, told a late afternoon press conference the dead employee was a "behavioral detection officer," trained to detect behaviors that were "not right, not normal."

He was not immediately identified but Cox said he recently had transferred from Montana to LAX.

Dr. David Plurad of the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center said the dead TSA officer had suffered severe gunshot wounds to his chest and abdomen along with a "significant" blood loss.

Officials said seven people were injured , including six who were transported to area hospitals. Two male victims are in fair condition and one is in critical condition at Ronald Reagan Medical Center. 

Gunshots rang out inside Terminal 3 at around 9:30 a.m.

Officials said the gunman pulled an assault rifle out of a bag on the ground floor of the terminal and opened fire. He ran up an escalator to a TSA screening area and continued to fire, officials say. He was tracked by airport police and they engaged in gunfight until the suspect was subdued, officials said.

Police do not believe there is another suspect after they conducted security sweeps inside the airport. The LAPD bomb squad conducted a sweep in both Terminal 2 and 3.

Fox News' Adam Housley, Edmund DeMarche The Associated Press contributed to this report

LAX Shooting; Twitter livestream

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Cops: 73-year-old man shoots neighbor in dispute

    Cops: 73-year-old man shoots neighbor in dispute

    Monday, April 21 2014 7:37 AM EDT2014-04-21 11:37:28 GMT
    A 73-year-old Connecticut man will be appearing before a state judge after being charged with shooting his neighbor three times during an argument on Easter morning.
    A 73-year-old Connecticut man will be appearing before a state judge after being charged with shooting his neighbor three times during an argument on Easter morning.
  • Brand names in NY standardized tests vex parents

    Brand names in NY standardized tests vex parents

    Monday, April 21 2014 6:43 AM EDT2014-04-21 10:43:41 GMT
    "Just Do It" has been a familiar Nike slogan for years, but now parents are wondering what it was doing on some of New York's Common Core standardized English tests.
    "Just Do It" has been a familiar Nike slogan for years, but now parents are wondering what it was doing on some of New York's Common Core standardized English tests.
  • Skydiver dies after crashing into NJ backyard

    Skydiver dies after crashing into NJ backyard

    Monday, April 21 2014 6:10 AM EDT2014-04-21 10:10:41 GMT
    New Jersey NewsNew Jersey News
    A 49-year-old sky diver from Brooklyn died after crashing into the backyard of a home in New Jersey. According to officials, Arkady Shenker wore a specialized parachute during the jump. Shenker was known to be an experienced skydiver who had more than 300 jumps under his belt.
    A 49-year-old sky diver from Brooklyn died after crashing into the backyard of a home in New Jersey. According to officials, Arkady Shenker wore a specialized parachute during the jump. Shenker was known to be an experienced skydiver who had more than 300 jumps under his belt.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices