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Witness to LAX Shooting Speaks Out

UPDATE:
TSA identifies officer killed as Gerardo Hernandez.
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LOS ANGELES, Calif. (WKRC) -- Agents say the suspect in Friday afternoon's shooting at LAX is a 23-year old from New Jersey who recently wrote about killing TSA workers.

One TSA officer is dead and several people were wounded when he opened fire.  When the shots were fired there was a huge police response and terminal three of the Los Angeles airport was quickly evacuated.

Some witnesses say they saw the shooter and he was carrying what appeared to be an assault rifle. 

One witness said, "Some people thought it was a bomb and so they were saying bomb! Bomb!  You know run!  Run!  And some people it was like they weren't responding, they didn't take it seriously or they were just confused.  So it was a surreal moment and a mix of emotions."

The suspect, who was wounded is in custody.
 

 

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