House Homeland Security Chairman Says TSA Didn't Alert Law Enforcement of LAX Shooter

Took four minutes for law enforcement to arrive


House Homeland Security Chairman Mike McCaul (R-Texas) said Thursday that it was an airline contractor, not TSA officers, who alerted local law enforcement of the shooter who went on a deadly rampage at Los Angeles International Airport earlier this month.

During his opening statement at a hearing about the Transportation Security Administration's response to the attack, McCaul said nobody pressed a panic button at the screening checkpoint where the gunman first opened fire and that the phone TSA screeners were supposed to use to contact police was "understandably" left behind during the evacuation because it is a landline.