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Lax Evacuated - Breaking News

Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:44 pm

Reports are saying there is another incident taking place right now and passengers are on the Tarmac. Any information? Not a good few weeks for LAX..
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RE: Lax Evacuated - Breaking News

Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:47 pm

Grant Imahara from Mythbusters is saying he heard shots fired:

https://twitter.com/grantimahara/status/396312419879776256
https://twitter.com/grantimahara/status/396316423535874050
https://twitter.com/grantimahara/status/396316730034626561
 
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RE: Lax Evacuated - Breaking News

Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:48 pm

I just heard that a woman claims someone made it through security with a rifle and open fired.. Unbelievable. Not much information is available yet. Thoughts and prayers with everyone there.
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RE: Lax Evacuated - Breaking News

Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:55 pm

Gunfire reported at Terminal 3.

Hope nobody gets hurt  
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RE: Lax Evacuated - Breaking News

Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:55 pm

LAX and its extremely old terminals have very little space for security checks. So its always rush rush rush whenever I've been through. No doubt leads to poor security checks?
 
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RE: Lax Evacuated - Breaking News

Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:56 pm

Some pics of the indecent, thanks to social networking:
http://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanhatesthi...oting-at-los-angeles-international

Details still seem fuzzy.
 
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RE: Lax Evacuated - Breaking News

Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:57 pm

I am close enough to hear the sirens STILL headed that way.
From my porch I can see SIX news helos, as well as LAPD down low.
I'm hearing (on TV) that the incident was in Terminal three...




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RE: Lax Evacuated - Breaking News

Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:58 pm

They said that some passengers ran thru emergency doors and on to the tarmac to escape. Ground Crew had to keep people away from getting too close to airplanes.
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RE: Lax Evacuated - Breaking News

Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:08 pm

Now make that SEVEN TV helos!!!
The latest addition showed up late- he's over my backyard...




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RE: Lax Evacuated - Breaking News

Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:08 pm

Inbound flights being held at their origin until 11 AM PST.
 
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RE: Lax Evacuated - Breaking News

Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:08 pm

Sounds like absolute chaos with passengers running onto the ramp. I can't even imagine.
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Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:10 pm

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RE: Lax Evacuated - Breaking News

Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:13 pm

I'm at BUR right now thanking my lucky stars that I chose to fly out of here today. Its live on the local news non stop coverage.
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RE: Lax Evacuated - Breaking News

Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:14 pm

Which airlines use Terminal three?
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RE: Lax Evacuated - Breaking News

Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:16 pm

Terminal 3 it seems. The volume Is off on the tv here at my gate. Seems like they are still searching for shooter. Apparently people were running all over the place in fear. Including the tarmac.
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RE: Lax Evacuated - Breaking News

Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:17 pm

Quoting aviatorcraig (Reply 14):

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RE: Lax Evacuated - Breaking News

Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:19 pm

V Australia is there, too
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RE: Lax Evacuated - Breaking News

Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:20 pm

One suspect with rifle in custody. Being treated by paramedics for injuries.

Due to major incident and active crime scene, airline operations are expected to be impacted for remainder of day.
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RE: Lax Evacuated - Breaking News

Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:20 pm

Quoting STUDEDAVE (Reply 7):
From my porch I can see SIX news helos

That's LA for you  

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RE: Lax Evacuated - Breaking News

Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:22 pm

@1800Z FAA OIS is showing all WN to LAX is on groundstop due to "Gate Issues", plus a tier one groundstop for all others. Presumably this occured near their gates?

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RE: Lax Evacuated - Breaking News

Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:24 pm

So did the gunman make it past security, or did he open fire before getting to the checkpoint to shoot an agent?
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RE: Lax Evacuated - Breaking News

Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:24 pm

There are planes landing on the news. Probably heavies rom Asia and such. I would imagine flighs from LAS or SFO are being held at their origin.
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RE: Lax Evacuated - Breaking News

Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:24 pm

Northside of airport (06/24 rwy complex) shut.

Southside (07/25 runways) remains operational, though street side access to/from terminals is closed off.
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RE: Lax Evacuated - Breaking News

Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:24 pm

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 18):
Due to major incident and active crime scene, airline operations are expected to be impacted for remainder of day.

It looks like the roadways in/out of LAX are closed. Although this happened in T3 it appears ALL airlines will be impacted.
 
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RE: Lax Evacuated - Breaking News

Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:30 pm

People on the tarmac courtesy Fox news

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RE: Lax Evacuated - Breaking News

Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:31 pm

Quoting JoePatroni707 (Reply 24):
It looks like the roadways in/out of LAX are closed. Although this happened in T3 it appears ALL airlines will be impacted.

Watching live feed on ABC website - they showed Lincoln and Sepulvda gridlocked and said all entry to airport is stopped
 
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RE: Lax Evacuated - Breaking News

Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:32 pm

This happened as I was leaving work. I was outside T7 and saw lots of police responding. Im glad I got out on time, I hope everyone is safe.
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RE: Lax Evacuated - Breaking News

Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:45 pm

Latest from CNN:

Quote:
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.
[...]
(CNN) -- A person with a firearm at Los Angeles International 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.
http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/01/us/lax-gunfire/index.html

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RE: Lax Evacuated - Breaking News

Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:46 pm

At the risk of sounding morbid, outside the security at a large busy airport is probably one of the best (so to speak) locations for a mass shooter seeking the maximum number of victims. Few if any other public places have such dense concentrations of people. I don't see any easy solutions.
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RE: Lax Evacuated - Breaking News

Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:49 pm

I just turned on Fox Chicago and the news bulletin is that "dozens" of shots reported fired inside LAX terminal 2 secure area and all flights to LAX are grounded until further notice. There were pictures showing police SWAT team members with what appears to be a rifle on the floor nearby. ALL LAX terminals reportedly evacuated.
 
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RE: Lax Evacuated - Breaking News

Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:49 pm

LA Times is reporting the gunman got arrested after shooting one TSA Agent...

As this is a developing story, this is their current headline as I post this:
"Live: LAX shooting: Gunman in custody, flights grounded"

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/l...1101,0,3517669.story#axzz2jPvNyHQn
 
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RE: Lax Evacuated - Breaking News

Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:53 pm

Quoting thegreatchecko (Reply 20):
@1800Z FAA OIS is showing all WN to LAX is on groundstop due to "Gate Issues", plus a tier one groundstop for all others.

AA has now groundstopped everything as well.
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RE: Lax Evacuated - Breaking News

Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:55 pm

Quoting prosa (Reply 29):
Few if any other public places have such dense concentrations of people. I don't see any easy solutions.

And for SURE no one with guns to defend themselves.
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RE: Lax Evacuated - Breaking News

Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:02 pm

NBC reporting TSA agent killed.
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RE: Lax Evacuated - Breaking News

Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:07 pm

Quoting EWRandMDW (Reply 30):
just turned on Fox Chicago and the news bulletin is that "dozens" of shots reported fired inside LAX terminal 2 secure area and all flights to LAX are grounded until further notice. There were pictures showing police SWAT team members with what appears to be a rifle on the floor nearby. ALL LAX terminals reportedly evacuated.

That would be interesting if all terminals were evacuated because according to Flightaware there were still planes landing and taking off from almost every other terminal. Also, AA's website flight status has Flight 2421 from DFW having arrived at 1054 PDT (about 10 minutes ago). I wouldn't think anybody (the airlines, the FAA or LAWA) would want planes landing if the pax can't get off because the terminals are all evacuated. Also, did they say it was at T2? Pretty sure we have confirmation that it was T3 (and T3's airlines are the only ones showing no departures or arrivals in the last hour).
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RE: Lax Evacuated - Breaking News

Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:09 pm

ABC News says weapon was an AR15. One witness says shooter came up to him and asked if he worked for the TSA, he said no, shooter walked on by, so maybe he wasn't just looking to randomly kill people - I know it's way early to make assumptions but thought it was an interesting comment

ABC also reports TSA agent killed
 
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RE: Lax Evacuated - Breaking News

Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:12 pm

Quoting prosa (Reply 29):
At the risk of sounding morbid, outside the security at a large busy airport is probably one of the best (so to speak) locations for a mass shooter seeking the maximum number of victims. Few if any other public places have such dense concentrations of people. I don't see any easy solutions.
Quoting suseJ772 (Reply 33):
And for SURE no one with guns to defend themselves.

Maybe I'm mistaken but I feel like I've seen at least 1-2 officers per checkpoint with guns so while the public may not have guns, there are people authorized to carry a gun and quell any thing like this that may happen.

Quoting Jetsgo (Reply 34):
NBC reporting TSA agent killed.

Nothing yet on CNN, crazy how the networks want to be the first to report. Hope it is just a false report and that there aren't too many other injuries.
 
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RE: Lax Evacuated - Breaking News

Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:13 pm

I won't comment about ongoing law enforcement situation, but yes the security checkpoint was breached during the shooting. Suspect was detained inside the terminal at gate area.


As far as operations:

o Roadways remain closed into LAX. Horseshoe roadway utilized by emergency vehicles.
o Many reported abandoned vehicles on roadways.
o Evacuated passengers and employees being walked off the airport to meeting points (hotels/parking lots)
o Airport is operational for aircraft. Currently only 24L/06R closed.
o Due terminal closure and gate saturation for northside airlines, arriving aircraft being staked up at remote gates
o Minimal departure traffic, though some airlines like AA, UA opting to depart flights from their terminals minus missing pax
o Putting together plans to eventually restart operations, but dependent on crime scene investigation.

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RE: Lax Evacuated - Breaking News

Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:14 pm

Wire report: agent dead, suspect is off duty TSA agent.

Again, just initial report.
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RE: Lax Evacuated - Breaking News

Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:14 pm

Quoting AltairF28 (Reply 35):
That would be interesting if all terminals were evacuated because according to Flightaware there were still planes landing and taking off from almost every other terminal. Also, AA's website flight status has Flight 2421 from DFW having arrived at 1054 PDT (about 10 minutes ago). I wouldn't think anybody (the airlines, the FAA or LAWA) would want planes landing if the pax can't get off because the terminals are all evacuated. Also, did they say it was at T2? Pretty sure we have confirmation that it was T3 (and T3's airlines are the only ones showing no departures or arrivals in the last hour).

Fox News interviewed several "eyewitnesses" who claimed the shooting was in Terminal 2. The news bulletin said all flights "waiting to depart for LAX" were being held at the departing airports. Flights were arriving, although it was suggested these were either intercontinental or transcontinental flights where fuel might be an issue and planes were being diverted to a noth area away from the terminals.
 
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RE: Lax Evacuated - Breaking News

Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:17 pm

To confirm, is this a land side or airside event?
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RE: Lax Evacuated - Breaking News

Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:17 pm

Ignore my previous rant.

Looks like a workplace shooting now...

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RE: Lax Evacuated - Breaking News

Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:19 pm

Quoting readytotaxi (Reply 41):
To confirm, is this a land side or airside event?

According to reports, the suspect started shooting from landside, and made his way airside where he was shot and captured.
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RE: Lax Evacuated - Breaking News

Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:20 pm

Press conference starts at 11:30...

Quoting readytotaxi (Reply 41):
To confirm, is this a land side or airside event?

Shooting took place around TSA checkpoint at terminal 3. There are twitpics of a gun on the ground and blood on the floor near gate 36.


CHP is shutting down all exits of freeways that lead to LAX. 405 and 105 will be even more of a mess soon. It doesn't look like they will be cleaning up the scene anytime soon. Expect significant delays.
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RE: Lax Evacuated - Breaking News

Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:27 pm

Quoting oc2dc (Reply 44):

"Shooting took place around TSA checkpoint at terminal 3. There are twitpics of a gun on the ground and blood on the floor near gate 36."

Yikes, that's about as far into Term 3s sterile area as one can get.
 
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RE: Lax Evacuated - Breaking News

Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:27 pm

Quoting stlgph (Reply 39):

Another wire: Gunman now dead
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RE: Lax Evacuated - Breaking News

Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:51 pm

Quoting prosa (Reply 29):
outside the security at a large busy airport is probably one of the best (so to speak) locations for a mass shooter seeking the maximum number of victims. Few if any other public places have such dense concentrations of people. I don't see any easy solutions.

I do ... get rid of the line! The pax security stuff is just for show anyway.

I've been waiting for someone to shoot up the landside of a security line for a few years now. I'm surprised that it has taken this long. (Although if I were a terrorist, I might not want to open people's eyes to how worthless the pax security process is!)
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RE: Lax Evacuated - Breaking News

Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:51 pm

**Confirmed per AP** TSA Agent has died from injuries. RIP
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RE: Lax Evacuated - Breaking News

Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:51 pm

LAWA working to re-open T-1 & T-2 for arriving aircraft. This will allow them to deplane and shelter in place.

Aircraft that were staked up and parked at remotes being offloaded and bused to TBIT. Pax being held at TBIT.

Passengers wont be let out of terminal until approx 13:00 when airport hopes to reopen central terminal roadway.
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