One TSA employee killed & another injured in LAX shooting

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Updated: 11/02/2013 11:20 am
(KRNV & -- According to Brian Kulpin, 16 flights will be delayed at Reno-Tahoe.

Parts of Los Angeles International Airport were being evacuated Friday morning after reports of shots being fired there, police said. (KTLA)
Los Angeles International Airport evacuated after shots reportedly fired (KTLA)
(NBC NEWS) - A suspect opened fire with rifle at document checkpoint in Terminal 3 at LAX.  One TSA employee was killed and another was injured.  At least 3 people were wounded in shooting at LAX. The gunman is in custody.  The incident only lasted "a few seconds".  

(KRNV & - Los Angeles Fire Department says they area assisting law enforcement at a 'multi-patient incident' at Los Angeles Airport.  Other than arriving flights, flight operations have been temporarily held at LAX.  Southwest, United and American Airlines all have flights leaving from Reno to Los Angeles. It is not clear if these flights will be delayed or canceled.

(CNN) - A "ground stop" has been issued for planes scheduled to arrive at Los Angeles International Airport, the Federal Aviation Administration said Friday. A ground stop means flights destined for the affected airport are held at their departure point, according to the FAA.  A person with a firearm at Los Angeles International Airport approached a checkpoint at Terminal 3 and opened fire Friday morning at a Transportation Security Administration agent, a former Los Angeles Police Department ranking officer who was at the scene told CNN. Multiple shots were fired, the source said.


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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