TSA Agent Killed At LAX Airport; Shooting Suspect Identified
(Los Angeles, CA) A TSA agent was shot and killedat LAX Friday morning.
A total of seven people have been treated.
Gunshots were reported inside terminal 3 at 9:30 a.m. Pacific time.
CBS reports one man walked into terminal three in camouflage and began shooting at TSA agents.
One suspect, identified as Paul Anthony Ciancia form Pennsville, NJ, is in custody after being shot by police.
One witness told media TSA agents said someone was shooting and to get out of the airport.
TSA agents are not armed.
Delta flight 2020 left Memphis at 8:36 a.m. central time did land at LAX about 30 minutes after the shooting.
Scott Brockman, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority, issued the following statement this afternoon regarding the incident at Los Angeles International Airport:
“Details about the shooting that occurred at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) today are still emerging. Certainly, our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families. Thus far, the incident affected our operations at Memphis International Airport (MEM). The next non-stop flight to LAX from Memphis is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Delta. At this point, travelers should check with Delta to obtain status updates.
Our primary concern at Memphis International Airport is the security and safety of our employees and passengers. We have strong security procedures in place and have the ability to respond quickly should threats arise. MEM has its own highly-trained police force. The individuals working for the Airport Police are trained in all types of emergency response situations. In addition, the Airport Authority conducts active shooter training for our employees and stakeholders.”
There is an incident underway at LAX. Law enforcement is on scene. More information to follow.—
LAX Airport (@LAX_Official) November 01, 2013