VIA| A Transportation Security Administration agent and a suspect were wounded in a shooting at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday morning, sources told the Los Angeles Times.
Law enforcement officers were flooding the airport, authorities said, and terminals 2 and 3 were evacuated.
Tory Belleci of the television show Mythbusters tweeted: “Heard gun shots then everyone starting running for the door. Not sure if anyone was hurt. #LAX.”
TV footage showed dozens of offficers swarming the airport. Images also showed a law enforcement officer being treated by paramedics. He appeared to be alert. Another officer had a bloody hand.
10:18 a.m.: Planes at LAX are on ground stop as shooting investigation continues.
10:13 a.m.: A source at LAX told The Times that two or three TSA employees were hit by gunfire.
10:06 a.m.: The Los Angeles Police Department
is on a citywide tactical alert. The LAPD would confirm
only that two people were injured and that the suspect was in custody. LAPD Commander Andy Smith said “multiple shootings” occurred and that officers are still sorting out how many people were hurt.