According to USA Today on Friday, a TSA employee has been shot at a checkpoint at Los Angeles International Airport Terminal 3 in what police call a "multi-patient incident."
CBS News’ John Miller reported that the suspect or suspects entered the terminal wearing camouflage and opened fire around 9:30 a.m., wounding at least three people.
A large box of ammunition was also recovered on LAX property, Miller said. The LAPD Bomb Squad was on scene trying to clear any suspicious packages. Preliminary indications show that the suspect(s) was targeting TSA employees, according to Miller.
A TSA spokesperson told NBC4 the shooting occurred at a security checkpoint. Several travelers told NBC4 they heard gunfire in Tom Bradley Terminal.
A medical triage area was established outside the terminal. Details regarding the conditions of the injured victims were not immediately available. Video from NBC Los Angeles showed emergency vehicles outside the terminal. The station reported that several people, including what appeared to be a TSA agent, had been loaded into ambulances.
The Federal Aviation Administration grounded flights taking off from LAX and those that were bound for LAX and had not already taken off.
Police described the suspect as a male dressed in dark blue or black clothing. At one point police speaking to dispatchers said they had a "possible suspect" in custody.
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