Chaotic Scene After Gunshots Fired at Airport

The official identified him as Paul Ciancia. A second law enforcement official confirmed the identity, speaking on condition of anonymity.

LOS ANGELES (AP) UPDATE @ 3:30PM 11/1/2013

A law enforcement official tells The Associated Press that the suspect in the Los Angeles airport shooting is a 23-year-old man from New Jersey who wrote a rant about killing Transportation Safety Administration workers.

A law enforcement official, who was briefed at LAX on the investigation but not authorized to speak publicly, said the gunman was wearing fatigues and carrying a bag containing a hand-written note that said he "wanted to kill TSA and pigs." The official requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly.

The official identified him as Paul Ciancia. A second law enforcement official confirmed the identity, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Authorities say the suspect killed a TSA employee in the shooting.


UPDATE @1:45PM 11/1/2013

Police say 3 shot, including one TSA agent who was killed, by gunman with semi-automatic weapon at LAX.


-- 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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