TSA Employee Shot At LAX Terminal 3

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    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A TSA employee has been shot at a checkpoint at Los Angeles International Airport Terminal 3.

    The victim's condition is unknown at this time.

    It's unclear if a suspect is in custody.
     
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    Looks like multiple victims according to CNN.
     
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    One is a TSA agent they say on CNN. And the perp was hit and in custody.
     
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    LAX shooting: At least 3 shot, suspect in custody -

    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- At least three people have been shot at Los Angeles International Airport Terminal 3, according to the LAPD. The victims' conditions are unknown at this time.

    Authorities say the incident happened at about 9:30 a.m. At least one of the shooting victims is believed to be a TSA employee.

    Law enforcement officials say as suspect has been "neutralized."
     
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    As LAX is a multi-terminal airport and the way the physical plant is set up. I cannot imagine what a nightmare this is.
     
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    Multiple media sources saying that it's an off-duty TSA screener that did the shooting.

    Not surprised, always felt the next major incident would be an inside job.
     
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    Hear that the TSA agent that was shot has died.
     
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    I really hope this isn't true.

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    I've not seen this, but i really hope this isnt' true.
    care to share a source?
     
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    Gunman is now dead. per NBC LA
     
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    CBS LA reporting suspected shooter was off-duty TSA agent. No word on the condition of the suspect.

    http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/11/01/lapd-incident-reported-in-terminal-3-at-lax/

     
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    Nothing said on CNN about the perp being dead yet.
     
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    NBC LA now trying to confirm shooter alive or dead and unable.
     
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    Press conference wrapping up. Highlights:

    -Police believe only one shooter, only suspect armed in this incident
    -Started shooting at TSA checkpoint, continued through to terminals
    -Security sweeps throughout airport - incident isolated to T3
    -7 injured, 6 transported to local hospitals; no further information on injured at this time.
    -Mayor asking people to stay away from airport, due to logistics situation.
    -LA Emergency Operations Center activated

    -LAX is still accepting some incoming flights - less than half of normal arrival rate. Only accepting flights on south airfield, none on north airfield.
    -Aircraft staged to take off during incident have either taken off, or are sitting on tarmac waiting to leave.
    -Aircraft situated on west remote pads not unloaded yet.
    -Some aircraft being diverted to LA/Ontario Airport
    -Check with airline about cancellations - real-time airport operations information coming from LAX twitter @LAX_Official
    -Unsure when LAX will be 100% operational once again.
    -FBI will be lead agency, with support from LAPD & LAWA Police.
     
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    Plus the gunman was reported to be acting from the airside.
     
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    saw a couple of minutes of live coverage on tv this morning, it was chilling to see they had three tarps setup on the roadway, red, yellow and green which I can only assume were triage zones if they expected a bunch of injuries.

    -David
     
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    From accounts, it sounded like he shot his way through the checkpoint.

    Authorities not confirming or denying he was a screener.
     
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    Color-coded triage is normal. Green means minor, yellow means needs help, red means "in bad shape."
     
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    As is usual, initial reports are filled with inaccuracies. Competition forces the media to rush out with any info they get before it can be fully checked out. Latest reports are that the shooter had no official connection to the TSA but did seem to believe in the black helicopter conspiracies. One TSA BDO dead (RIP, my condolences to his family), seven shot, six transported to hospitals. Gunman shot his way through the checkpoint and made it pretty deep into the terminal before police caught up with him and shot and wounded him, he's been transported to a hospital. He is probably counted as one of the six transported, which would indicate he killed one and wounded 5.
     
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    Some more details emerging about how things played out:
    - Airport cops were on a break when shots rang out.
    - Cops didn't alert dispatch when they are required to.
    - TSA Screeners failed to hit a "panic button" when things started.
    - Cops weren't alerted until an airline contract employee (Airserv?) called 911.

    A cellphone? Seriously? Probably better than them being armed.

    Source
     

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