LAX Terminal Reopens After Friday Shooting

Posted on: November 2nd, 2013 by ABC News No Comments

(LOS ANGELES) — Terminal 3 at Los Angeles International Airport was reopened on Saturday afternoon following Friday’s shooting that left one TSA agent dead and multiple people wounded.

The Terminal 3 parking structure opened Saturday morning, and the terminal itself was reopened and deemed “fully operational” Saturday afternoon.

Police continue to investigate potential motives behind the shooting. The shooter, identified by the FBI as 23-year-old Paul Ciancia, pulled an assault rifle from a bag and blasted his way past airport screeners, killing a TSA agent and wounding several others, said Los Angeles World Airports Police Chief Patrick Gannon.

The shooting began around 9:20 a.m. PST on Friday at LAX’s usually crowded Terminal 3, and sent hundreds of passengers streaming out of the terminal, with many fleeing onto the airport runway. Dozens of flights to and from the airport were delayed or cancelled as a “tactical alert” was triggered for the Los Angeles Police Department.

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