Incident At Los Angeles International Airport Prompts Evacuation, Reports Of Shots Fired
An apparent shooting has occured at Los Angeles International Airport.
Update: 2:01pmET Los Angeles International Airport is confirming that a suspect is in custody. Multiple injuries have been reported. A press conference will be getting underway at 11:30amPT.
Suspect is now in custody. Multiple injuries. Press conference at 11:30 am at Sepulveda Blvd/Century Blvd w/ Airport Police & LAPD Chiefs
— LAX Airport (@LAX_Official) November 1, 2013
Update: 1:59pmET The Associated Press is reporting that one suspect is in custody; police are still searching the area. Update: 1:38pmET Flight operations are being suspended. The public is prevented from entering LAX Terminal 3. The Federal Aviation Administration has stopped flight’s whose scheduled destination is LAX.
All upper/departures level roadways are temporarily blocked by law enforcement. General public are being held back at law enforcement block — LAX Airport (@LAX_Official) November 1, 2013
Other than arriving flights, flight operations have been temporarily held. — LAX Airport (@LAX_Official) November 1, 2013
Update: 1:18pmET LAX says there is a ground stop now in effect after a shooting in the terminal.
According to reports, ground stop now in effect at LAX after shooting in terminal. — LAX Airport (@LAX_Official) November 1, 2013
Update: 1:16pmET The Associated Press is reporting that a witness, Brian Keech, said he heard “about a dozen gunshots” inside the security gate at Terminal 3. The AP also quotes Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey as saying that emergency crews have responded to a multi-patient incident.
Update: 1:00pmET Ambulances are outside of Terminal 3. New agencies in Los Angeles are reporting that a triage area has been established outside of the terminal. There are also reports that the sounds of screaming and shots fired were heard by those inside.
Update: 12:58pmET Airport officials are now confirming that police reported the incident beginning at 9:30am Pacific Time at Terminal Three.
The incident has prompted an evacuation of parts of the airport.
This is a developing story and we will provide more information as soon as it becomes available.
There is an incident underway at LAX. Law enforcement is on scene. More information to follow.
In 2002 there was a shooting, characterized as a terrorist attack, at the El Al ticket counter at Los Angeles International Airport. During that incident 41-year old Hesham Mohamed Hadayet allegedly opened fire at a group of almost one hundred people, killing two and injuring at least four others before he was killed by a security guard.