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article imageShooting at LAX Terminal 3, seven wounded, shooter in custody

By Jacki Viles     Nov 1, 2013 in Crime
Police are on the scene at LAX Airport in Los Angeles. A shooting has been reported at Terminal 3. One TSA worker is reportedly shot along with seven others. The shooter is in custody.
ABC News reports that Terminal 3 has been evacuated and emergency workers are on the scene. Century Boulevard has been shut down, and motorists are advised to avoid the area.
Inagist.com, which reports on Twitter feed popularity content, is logging major activity from people on the ground.
CNN writes a gunman concealing an assault rifle walked up to a Los Angeles International Airport checkpoint and opened fire on a TSA agent Friday morning, but when the gunman passed the security point, he was shot and wounded by a police officer.
The number of victims is unknown at this time. LATimes is reporting that the shooter is wounded and in custody.
Update: Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says urges public to stay away from the airport for the time being, the AP writes.
The shooter's name is 23-year-old Paul Anthony Ciancia, NBC News writes. Authorities believe "he had anti-government views based on the material he was carrying...Federal officials told NBC News it was unclear whether the gunman was targeting the TSA or was trying to shoot his way through to get further into the airport." He was a ticketed passenger.
Also, it's being reported a lone shooter who approached a TSA agent who was checking passenger documents opened fire.
Regarding travel disruiptions, LAX says some flights diverted to Ontario. Latest updates on flight schedule can be found on Twitter. @lax_official. Flights will be significantly delayed.
We will update this article as more information becomes available.
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