Airport Shooting

November 2, 2013 by  

Airport Shooting, A federal security agent has been killed and several other people wounded in a shooting at Los Angeles International Airport, officials say.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said three of its staff had been injured, one fatally.

The suspect – named by the FBI as 23-year-old Los Angeles resident Paul Anthony Ciancia – was wounded by police and detained.

Hundreds of flights nationwide were affected by the incident.

Paul Ciancia was reportedly carrying a note that expressed anti-government views
LA Airport police chief Patrick Gannon told reporters a “lone shooter” came into Terminal 3 at 9:20 local time (16:20 GMT).

The suspect “pulled an assault rifle out of a bag and began to open fire in the terminal” inside the nation’s third largest airport, he said.

He then allegedly went to a security screening area and continued shooting.

“As you can imagine, a large amount of chaos took place in this entire incident,” Mr Gannon said.

It was the first time a TSA officer was killed in the line of duty, according to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.

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