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Shadrack    601

On a serious note, I would have thought that airports would be pretty safe in terms of security against gunmen. Even in the UK there are armed police everywhere when it comes to airports.

 

It is, but that particular airport is VERY VERY crowded constantly and the gunman hadn't made it through the security checkpoint it looks like.  There is no security at the entrance, just the TSA prior to the boarding terminals because there is more concern about a "bad guy" getting on a plane than anything else.

 

Someone bent on shooting up a place could do a lot of damage in that crowd.  But that's the case at any shopping mall as well.

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FriendlyBully    18

This story just reminds me of how I am so stoked about this new COD Ghosts game.

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neufuse    2,786

TSA agent was shot at the security checkpoint

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riahc3    440

Hello,

Live feed says several people shot, shooter was shot (not dead), and is now in police control.

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Hum    6,930

This will screw up travelers all over the USA.

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KingCracker    1,495

Glad no one was killed, or at-least no reports of anyone dead. 

 

Edit: unconfirmed that 1  TSA agent as died.    

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AJerman    762

Nice, the day my parents (well, my dad, my mom got there yesterday) fly to CA. Luckily they went to Palm Springs instead.

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neufuse    2,786

TSA agent is dead

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riahc3    440

Hello,

Glad no one was killed, or at-least no reports of anyone dead. 

 

Edit: unconfirmed that 1  TSA agent as died.

Where was this unconfirmed? CNN says that no one has died.

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neufuse    2,786

Hello,

Where was this unconfirmed? CNN says that no one has died.

other sources are confirming a TSA agent was killed

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KingCracker    1,495

Hello,

Where was this unconfirmed? CNN says that no one has died.

NBC and FOX said unconfirmed. 

 

Love the news coverage though, they spotted an AR-15 and started saying how it can fire 500 rounds a minute and all kinds of misinformation  :rolleyes:

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theyarecomingforyou    9,190

It is, but that particular airport is VERY VERY crowded constantly and the gunman hadn't made it through the security checkpoint it looks like.  There is no security at the entrance, just the TSA prior to the boarding terminals because there is more concern about a "bad guy" getting on a plane than anything else.

 

Someone bent on shooting up a place could do a lot of damage in that crowd.  But that's the case at any shopping mall as well.

Yeah, it's very difficult to stop somebody with access to a gun and a desire to shoot random people from doing so. I mean, it's not like airports don't have a major security presence. Prevention?whether through improved mental healthcare, background checks or gun restrictions?is the only real way to tackle the situation. I'd be interested to know how many armed guards there are at a major airport like LAX, as I imagine it's a fair number.

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+J. X. Maxwell    2,139

I am interested if the guy was just mad that he could not bring his love on board the plane.

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king_of_hearts    21

2:15pm - BREAKING. Source tells @CBSNews TSA agent who was shot at LAX has now died; the suspect is an off-duty TSA agent. 

 

Source: https://twitter.com/CharlieKayeCBS

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Dot Matrix    7,163

Sources now saying gunman is deceased. 

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Hum    6,930
NBC (National) is reporting that a suspected gunman has died after being shot by official law enforcement. This is as of yet unconfirmed by Reuters. Looking to confirm the validity of this information.

 


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KingCracker    1,495

Yeah, it's very difficult to stop somebody with access to a gun and a desire to shoot random people from doing so. I mean, it's not like airports don't have a major security presence. Prevention?whether through improved mental healthcare, background checks or gun restrictions?is the only real way to tackle the situation. I'd be interested to know how many armed guards there are at a major airport like LAX, as I imagine it's a fair number.

California is on the leading front in gun control btw..

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king_of_hearts    21

 

NBC (National) is reporting that a suspected gunman has died after being shot by official law enforcement. This is as of yet unconfirmed by Reuters. Looking to confirm the validity of this information.
 

 

 

He must have died at the hospital as it was reported at 1:40 the suspect was in transit to hospital via the 405.

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Vykranth    527

Information about that are conflicting at this point

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/01/lax-shooting-incident_n_4192370.html

A gunman opened fire at LAX, killing a Transportation Security Administration agent and wounding several others at the airport, NBC News reports.

A suspect wearing camouflage and carrying a high-powered rifle was shot and secured by cops at about 9:30 a.m. local time, authorities told CBS. It's unclear how the alleged gunman got through security.

The TSA confirmed that another of its employees was shot and injured. The LAX Twitter account confirmed multiple injuries and that the gunman has been apprehended.

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riahc3    440

Hello,

Confirmed: TSA agent killed.

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riahc3    440

Hello,

As a personal question, what are all those initials mean that the people at the press conference are saying?

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KingCracker    1,495

This was just shown as the weapon used. LOL. Its not even close. 

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+warwagon    9,937

Where was John McClane!

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