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Shooting reported at LAX International TerminalBy Eric Pfeiffer, Yahoo News 7 minutes agoView gallery
Los Angeles airport shooting: TSA agent downThis is a developing story: One TSA agent was shot and killed, another was shot and wounded, NBC is reporting in Los Angeles. As many as four people were reported injured after a man opened fire at a TSA security checkpoint at LAX Terminal 3.Refresh this page for live updates. We are also live updating here: http://yhoo.it/1h6cPUs 2.
Multiple patients are being treated at the Los Angeles International Airport where witnesses reported hearing numerous gunshots near Terminal 3 about 9:30 a.m. The nature of any injuries is unknown at this time, but an alert from the Los Angeles Fire Department said medics are assisting law enforcement at a “multi-patient incident.”CNN reports that the suspect was shot and is in police custody. An eyewitness told the Los Angeles Times that shooter was a young, white male who walked calmly as he made his way through Terminal 3 with a rifle-type firearm.Flights at the airport have been suspended, and security has increased at neighboring Los Angeles airports.
At least two injured in LA airport shooting: reports45 minutes agoLos Angeles (AFP) – At least two people were injured Friday in a shooting incident at Los Angeles’ international airport, parts of which were evacuated as police swarmed into the area, officials and reports said.But police said there was „no mass casualty incident” at the airport.Live TV footage showed armed police on the top of parking structures, apparently still looking for a possible gunman, while multiple ambulances were parked outside a terminal building.”There is an incident underway at LAX,” the airport said on its Twitter feed, adding: „Ground stop now in effect at LAX after shooting in terminal.”The LA Fire Department tweeted that its officers were assisting law enforcement at a „multi-patient incident at LAX.”But LA Police Department spokesman Guss Villanueva told KTLA 5 television that he believed there were two of three people injured, as well as the gunman.”There’s no mass casualty incident here at this point,” he said.View gallery.”People watch as a United Airlines jet passes the air traffic control tower at Los Angeles Internatio …TV footage showed one person on a gurney, being loaded into an ambulance. Another victim was seen being rushed away on a wheelchair.The incident began at around 9:30 am (1630 GMT) at Terminal 3 of the airport, according to the LAX Twitter feed.It was unclear if a shooter or shooters were still at large.A suspect was wounded and an airport worker for the Transportation Security Administration was shot, the LA Times reported, adding that Terminals 2 and 3 were evacuated.CBS2 television reported that a second suspect was taken into custody, about 45 minutes after the incident erupted.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.”Hundreds of travellers could be seen streaming away from at least one terminal building, while multiple ambulances and emergency vehicles rushed to the scene.Other passengers lined up on the tarmac near an aircraft, as officials scrambled to manage flights and travellers amid the unfolding incident.
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Magnitude 6.6 Quake Strikes Near Santiago, Chile Published: Nov 1, 2013, 10:44 AM EDT Associated Press0Image via USGS
Marked with a blue dot is the 6.6-magnitude earthquake that struck Chile on Thursday.SANTIAGO, Chile — A 6.6-magnitude earthquake rocked north-central Chile on Thursday, causing buildings to sway in the capital and nervous people to run out into the streets.But Chile’s emergency services office said no damages to infrastructure were reported and Chile’s Navy discarded the possibility of a tsunami.(MORE: Halloween Storms Turn Deadly in Southeast)Play Video