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LAX shooting suspect in custody

3 years 1 month 1 week ago November 01, 2013 Nov 1, 2013 Friday, November 01 2013 November 01, 2013 12:37 PM in News
Source: WBRZ / AP

LOS ANGELES - A gunman armed with a semi-automatic rifle opened fire at the Los Angeles airport Friday, wounding a Transportation Security Administration employee and two others.

The attack frightened passengers across the bustling airport and disrupted flights nationwide.

LAPD Assistant Chief Earl Paysinger said the TSA employee was injured and transported to the hospital.

Paysinger says the suspect was armed with a semi-automatic rifle. He was apparently also injured when he exchanged gunfire, though it's unclear what his condition is.

Jim Caldwell at the Baton Rouge Metro airport said no flights were delayed out of BTR as of noon, but travelers could see be delays at hub airports. He advised people to check with their airlines about how their flight plans could be affected.

IMAGE: KABC / CNN

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