TSA Agent Reported Shot at Los Angeles Airport [UPDATED--Shooter ID'ed, Said to Have Anti-Government Views]


Breaking, few details available now, but this from Los Angeles Times:

A Transportation Security Administration agent and a suspect were wounded in a shooting at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday morning, sources told the Los Angeles Times.

Law enforcement officers were flooding the airport, authorities said, and terminals 2 and 3 were evacuated….

TV footage showed dozens of offficers swarming the airport. Images also showed a law enforcement officer being treated by paramedics. He appeared to be alert. Another officer had a bloody hand. 

UPDATE: Second suspect reported in custody, one shooter shot in leg, via L.A. Weekly:

Police have confirmed the shooting. The suspect has apparently been apprehended, according to news reports. CBS reported that he's been shot in the leg…..

CBS is now reporting that a second suspect is in custody -- and he was armed….

The FAA has reportedly grounded all flights to and from LAX.

CBS reports that police are focused on a series of "multiple, suspicious" packages -- which, in light of how many packages are at any airport on any given day, particularly one when people are fleeing in panic -- is going to be no easy investigation.

UPDATE II: LA Times now reporting the shooter was indeed alone, and they are being told by "law enforcement sources" that the shooter "was a Transportation Security Administration employee at LAX."

UPDATE III: The shooter being TSA thing is being withdrawn by the LA Times now: "A federal law enforcement official said that the gunman was a ticketed passenger entering the airport. Officials don't believe the gunman has ever worked for TSA. Law enforcement sources had earlier told The Times the gunman was a TSA employee."

UPDATE IV: Shooter is identified as 23-year-old Paul Anthony Ciancia and said to have had unidentified "literature" of supposed anti-government views on his person.

Associated Press is more precise on that, saying he "He was wearing fatigues and carrying a bag containing a hand-written note that said he 'wanted to kill TSA and pigs…..'"