Shots were fired today at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
A witness said he heard “about a dozen gunshots” from “inside the security gate” at Terminal 3
National Confidential reported:
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.
Person on stretcher loaded into ambulance at #LAX pic.twitter.com/SpRETJf9LH
— 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.
UPDATE: LA Times sources say the suspect is a TSA agent. The suspect shot and killed a fellow TSA agent and multiple shooting victims have been transported to the hospital.