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UPDATE: LAX Airport Shooter in Custody

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Authorities say a suspect is in custody after opening fire at the Los Angeles International Airport and injuring multiple people.

Los Angeles police Officer Norma Eisenman says officers responded to the incident Friday which occurred at 9:30 a.m. in terminal 3. Multiple people were hit by gunfire, she says but their condition is unknown.

She says the suspect exchanged fire with airport police and was taken into custody. The airport is being swept for precautionary measures and the bomb unit is on scene.

Airport staff evacuated travelers and flights were disrupted nationwide.

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UPDATE:

CBS News is reporting that the suspect in the shooting has been wounded but is in custody.

Law enforcement officials have told CBS that one TSA agent is dead and three people are injured.

The suspect is reportedly an off-duty TSA agent.

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From CNN:

A suspect has been shot and is in police custody after today's shooting at Los Angeles International Airport, a law enforcement source close to the investigation says.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Travelers are describing a chaotic scene at Los Angeles International Airport today, where shots were fired inside a terminal. Authorities evacuated the terminal. And flights at other airports that were supposed to take off for Los Angeles were kept on the ground.

There's no word on injuries, but television images showed two people being wheeled away by firefighters.

One witness says he heard "about a dozen gunshots" from inside a security gate at the terminal.

Travelers describe airport security staff evacuating people from terminals and rushing them outside to the tarmac. Hundreds of people remained gathered outside, next to airplanes, as authorities investigated what happened.

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CBS:
Multiple people have been injured after shots were fired at Los Angeles airport in Terminal 3 on Friday morning.

A person reportedly carrying a high-powered rifle was shot and secured by authorities. A second suspect is believed to be in custody.

At least three people were injured including a Transportation Security Administration agent.

The terminal has been evacuated. Details are still emerging.

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has been briefed on the reported shooting at Los Angeles International Airport.

The White House says the Los Angeles Police Department is leading the response and investigation into the shooting, and administration officials are in touch with federal and local partners.

The White House says it is urging people to listen to authorities and follow directions from first responders on site.

Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey called the shooting a multi-patient incident.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- FAA has stopped flights preparing to take off for LAX.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Police and paramedics surrounded a terminal on Friday at Los Angeles International Airport because of a reported shooting.

Witness Brian Keech said he heard "about a dozen gunshots" from inside the security gate at Terminal 3.

Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said emergency crews have responded to a multi-patient incident.

The incident was reported after 9:30 a.m.

There was no immediate word of any injuries, but television images showed two people being wheeled away by firefighters. Triage stations also were seen.

No other details were immediately available.


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