TSA Officer Killed at LAX

New York Times

LOS ANGELES — A Transportation Security Administration officer was killed Friday at Los Angeles International Airport in a shooting that left several other T.S.A. employees injured and led the authorities to evacuate thousands of passengers and temporarily ground all flights there, the authorities said.

The police said that a gunman, identified by a federal official as Paul Ciancia, 23, pulled an assault rifle from a bag and opened fire about 9:20 a.m. as he entered Terminal 3 at the airport, one of the world’s busiest.

Mayor Eric Garcetti said at a news conference that the airport police had responded to the gunfire, trailed Mr. Ciancia and shot him after he crossed through a security checkpoint as he continued firing the weapon. The authorities did not say whether Mr. Ciancia had been killed. The police said one person had been arrested.

“We’re not going to be able to tell you a lot of things you might want to know, but this is ongoing,” Mayor Garcetti said.

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