President Obama Is Notified About LAX Shooting
Los Angeles (CNN) — [Breaking news update at 1:57 p.m.]
President Barack Obama has been briefed on the shooting at Los Angeles International Airport and will continue to be updated, but the White House had no further information at this time on what happened, spokesman Jay Carney said Friday.
[Original story, posted at 1:49 p.m]
(CNN) — A suspect has been shot and is in police custody after Friday’s shooting at Los Angeles International Airport, a law enforcement source close to the investigation tells CNN’s Miguel Marquez.
A person with a firearm at the airport approached a checkpoint at Terminal 3 and opened fire Friday morning at a Transportation Security Administration agent, a former Los Angeles Police Department ranking officer who was at the scene told CNN.
Reports of gunfire Friday morning prompted evacuations of portions of LAX and led to a “ground stop” for arriving planes, said police and the Federal Aviation Administration.
Airport officials said a police incident began about 9:30 a.m. at Terminal 3 at LAX, airport spokeswoman Nancy Suey Castles said.