TSA agent shot, gunman killed after chaos at LAX

A man armed with a rifle opened fire at Los Angeles International airport just a short time ago, leaving several wounded. Police are flooding the airport and Terminals 2 and 3 are being evacuated. The FAA has also halted flights departing the airport.

Said one eyewitness at the scene:

"While I was on the tarmac, I heard two gunshots from the same area where the people had been running and screaming."

We’ll have more as news breaks, and for the most up-to-date information, head over to our live updates page.

UPDATE: Law enforcement source says that the gunman had a high-powered rifle and that at least three people were wounded, including one TSA agent. The suspect is in custody, and police looked for possible other suspects but so far have found none.

UPDATE 2: A federal law enforcement official has told the Times that a TSA officer was shot and killed at a passenger screening checkpoint at LAX. Three or four other TSA employees were injured in the shooting, the official said.

A suspect allegedly responsible for the shooting has been killed by law enforcement, and the LAPD has taken control of the investigation and the crime scene, according to the official.

At this stage, the suspect does not seem to have a connection to a terrorist organization, and investigators were working to determine the motivation for the attack.

UPDATE 3: Nearby three hours after a gunman opened fire at LAX, the FBI says there is no longer a threat at the airport.

Officials said there were “multiple victims”  in the shooting, which occurred when a gunman opened fire with a rifle. The Los Angeles Fire Department said it treated seven people and that six were taken to hospitals. Officials would not provide further details.

UPDATE 4: Previous reports that the alleged shooter had been killed have now been refuted by law enforcement officials, who now say that the suspect is in custody and in critical condition. The number of individuals wounded in the shooting is now at least seven.

Photos: KTLA / Los Angeles Times, Ringo H.W. Chiu, Nick Ut, CBS-LA / Associated Press

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    Just a thought: how about we focus on treating local terrorism first.
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    Can’t believe this happened at LAX. My home sweet home. Thank god all my my homies that work at LAX are safe.
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