UPDATE: Shooter identified in Los Angeles airport shooting

LOS ANGELES (AP/CBS) - A law enforcement official tells The Associated Press that the suspect in the Los Angeles airport shooting is a 23-year-old man from New Jersey who wrote a rant about killing Transportation Safety Administration workers.

A law enforcement official, who was briefed at LAX on the investigation but not authorized to speak publicly, said the gunman was wearing fatigues and carrying a bag containing a hand-written note that said he "wanted to kill TSA and pigs." The official requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly.

The official identified him as Paul Ciancia. A second law enforcement official confirmed the identity, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Authorities say the suspect killed a TSA employee in the shooting.
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There's word that a Transportation Security Administration employee was killed in today's shooting at Los Angeles International Airport.

A spokesman for a government employees' union confirms that the officer was killed.

Authorities say a gunman armed with a semi-automatic rifle opened fire near a security checkpoint at the airport.

The chief of airport police says a lone shooter approached a TSA agent who was checking passenger documents and began shooting.

Police say the suspect, who was apparently injured following an exchange of gunfire with officers, is in custody.

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Updated at 1:29 p.m. ET

A shooting at Los Angeles International Airport prompted a heavy police response and the evacuation of Terminal 3.

According to CBS Los Angeles, a person reportedly carrying a high-powered rifle was shot and secured by authorities.

A law enforcement source told CBS News senior correspondent John Miller that the suspect entered the terminal wearing military-like clothing and opened fire.

Aerial video showed what appeared to be a Transportation Security Administration employee being wheeled away into an ambulance by police.

Several people were seen being treated by emergency responders outside the terminal but it's unclear if they are gunshot victims.

Passenger Robert Perez told CBS Los Angeles that TSA agents came through the terminal and yelled that a man had a gun.

"I heard popping and everybody dropped to the ground," Perez said.

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Police and paramedics surrounded a terminal on Friday at Los Angeles International Airport because of a reported shooting.

Witness Brian Keech said he heard "about a dozen gunshots" from inside the security gate at Terminal 3.

Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said emergency crews have responded to a multi-patient incident.

The incident was reported after 9:30 a.m.

There was no immediate word of any injuries, but television images showed two people being wheeled away by firefighters. Triage stations also were seen.

No other details were immediately available.


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