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.

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