Local reports indicate the four victims of Friday’s shooting were all TSA agents. One was reportedly killed in the incident. Police have not confirmed the suspected shooter was shot and killed by authorities.
A local NBC affiliate reports at least three people,one of whom is a TSA agent,were injured during a shooting at a security checkpoint. Police believe they have the lone gunman in custody.
Social media reports from passengers at Los Angeles International Airport began pouring in regarding a disturbance around 9:30 a.m. PST Friday.
Details continue to develop,though airport police confirm a shooting did take place in the vicinity. A local CBS station reports that a man carrying a high-powered rifle was shot by authorities and is no longer a threat. Initial reports that a TSA agent was shot have not been confirmed.
The terminal has been evacuated;and airline traffic to and from the area has been temporarily curtailed,according to reports.
The Western Center for Journalism will have more details as they become available.
–Western Journalism staff writer
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