LOS ANGELES: A lone gunman stormed into a packed terminal at the Los Angeles International Airport and opened fire with an assault weapon, killing an unarmed federal security agent before he was shot and captured, authorities said.
The gunfire in Terminal 3 touched off panic and chaos at one of the world’s busiest airports as hundreds of travelers ran frantically for safety or dove for cover behind racks of luggage
and loud alarms blared.
In addition to the Transportation Security Administration agent who was slain, at least one other was shot and wounded and a number of other people were hurt in the pandemonium. Nearly 750 flights were halted, grounded or diverted as police evacuated passengers and shut down three terminals. Streets around the airport were blocked off for hours, snarling traffic for miles.