KBTX | Bryan & College Station, TX | Aggieland News

Gunman Kills TSA Officer at LAX, Wounds 2 Others

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

LOS ANGELES (AP) Law enforcement officials say a man carrying a note that said he wanted to "kill TSA" used a semi-automatic rifle to kill one Transportation Security Administration officer and wound two others today at Los Angeles International Airport.

The gunman, who was dressed in fatigues, was wounded in a shootout with airport police and taken into custody. His condition has not been disclosed.

The FBI and Los Angeles Airport Police identified the gunman as 23-year-old Paul Ciancia of Pennsville, N.J. He had apparently been living in Los Angeles. An official says Ciancia had at least five full 30-round magazines on him.

The slain security worker was the first TSA officer killed in the line of duty in the 12-year history of the agency, which was founded in the aftermath of 9/11.


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, Trolling or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to comments@kbtx.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus
KBTX-TV Channel 3 4141 E. 29th Street Bryan, TX 77802 Phone: (979) 846-7777 Fax: (979) 846-1490 News Fax: (979) 846-1888
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 230297511