SHOTS FIRED AT LAX – Frantic Passengers Run Onto Tarmac …Update: Shooter Was Well Inside Secure Area…Update TSA Agent Killed, Suspect Possibly TSA Agent
There are reports of shooting at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
At 12:37PM eastern time the official Twitter account for LAX reported that “There is an incident underway at LAX. Law enforcement is on scene.”
ABC 7 in Los Angeles reports that a TSA official was shot at a checkpoint in LAX.
Tony Bellici tweeted a photo from the scene:
A man with a rifle reportedly made it past security and started firing.
A person on a stretcher was just loaded on an ambulance.
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) November 1, 2013
CBS Local reported that the suspect with the rifle has been shot.
More… Several passengers ran out onto the tarmac.
#lax passenger just told us he saw person casually walk into terminal with rifle. Just started shooting
— John Forstrom (@jforstrom) November 1, 2013
UPDATE: An eyewitness told FOX News that the shooter was well inside the secure area.