Reports of a shooting at Los Angeles International Airport have begun to come in.

Twitchy will update this story as more information is available.

Updates:

More photos tweeted from the scene:

https://twitter.com/DrAndyBaldwin/status/396321870930542593

The LAFD is referring to the shooting as a “multi-patient incident.”

The LAPD is now saying that a suspect is in custody:

The area of the airport where the shootings occurred:

More updates:

Sadly, NBC News is reporting that one TSA employee was killed in the shooting, and another wounded:

Update:

There are conflicting reports as to the suspect’s connection with the TSA:

Photos of a man in handcuffs:

And some possible information about the suspect:

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  • WhoDat

    Prayers for safety.

  • Andy Rigo ✓ᵗᵉʳʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Wag that dog, Obama!

    • GoldsteinsBook

      Now I can tell my grandkids where I was when The 11/1 Truther Movement was born.

      • Section 9

        Lol!!

  • Emilio Zapata

    safety? on the ramp, try getting back in

    • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

      FOD walk time.

  • cfc1905

    TSA guy shot……..I’m conflicted…

    • Jill

      After having my teenage daughter groped by TSA agents, I’m not a fan. That being said, no one should fear for their lives or be hurt for simply doing their job.

      • QWYS (Hydralisk of the Swarm)

        Tell this to an 11B. They will nod their heads and smile at you politely.

        I honestly see the point you are trying to make, but if the TSA are there only to grope, humiliate and steal from our luggage/carryons, then they should not be there. If they are their to protect us, well, ok, fairies and unicorns dance outside my windows.

  • Jennifer

    I hate to be snarky over a tragedy, but I can think of a lot of people who are awfully glad to have this to talk about.

    • ObamaFail

      All liberals.

    • Clayton Grant

      Of course, by talk about, you mean point fingers at the NRA.

      • Jennifer

        That…and NOT talk about Obamacare.

      • CatHerder ✓fire! ✓fire!

        And sneer at the LAX security.

        • LaDonna Rae

          I have an idea. Let El Al take over security. End of problem.

        • Clayton Grant

          Response at LAX didn’t seem very lax to me.

          • CatHerder ✓fire! ✓fire!

            I couldn’t resist. Well, technically I could, but I couldn’t.

    • Hot_wings

      Most definitely. In fact you can practically hear the sound of fingers and toes crossing in MSM newsrooms across the country, of “reporters” hoping and praying that the shooter is a white Anglo-Saxon Christian protestant heterosexual registered republican with ties to the Tea Party !

  • LaDonna Rae

    Is this guy going to turn out to be named “Mohammed”, or “Ahmed” or something?

    • phred01

      barack jr.

      • LaDonna Rae

        LMAO! This really is not a funny situation, but such humorous posts…I can’t resist!

    • brightfartbanned me

      Reggie Love. He was sent by his former lover to silence him about spying.

  • Hoosierdaddy

    Unhappy people deciding to share their misery with the world. Crawl in a cave or take your own life, but don’t inflict your misery on others.

  • ObamaFail

    Obama and the Dems will start beating the Anti-Gun drum any minute now, thinking if they reignite the gun debate that people will ignore the failures of Obamacare.

    • mrk10

      Seems “coincidental” that every time something is going bad for Obama, a tragedy happens all of the sudden, and the news shift focus….

  • bbroome62

    It’s the gun’s fault.

  • Matthew Koch

    It must be the NRA’s fault and the Tea Party’s fault.

    • ObamaFail

      Give it a couple of hours and that’s what liberals will be tweeting and what MSNBC and CNN will be reporting.

      • LaDonna Rae

        No kidding. Let’s pass another gun law; we only have 2 000+ already. We need another one. “No guns at airports.” I’m sure that one is not on the books yet. **sarcasm**

  • Al’s Sad Grampa ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    How can this happen? LAX is a gun free zone.

    • Michelle ✓classified

      Not only that, but CA has some of the most restrictive gun laws in the country. Did those very laws prevent this? Nope. But I’ve no doubt my state law makers will be piling on more laws in the wake of this.

      • CatHerder ✓fire! ✓fire!

        Yep, pretty much like the screams for tougher drunk driving laws after some drunk wipes out a family. Never fails.

        • Michelle ✓classified

          I actually don’t mind tougher DUI laws because they really only apply to a person who is breaking the law. driving drunk and putting others in danger. But tougher gun laws really only impact legal gun owners (like myself) who harm no one and don’t intend to unless their life is in danger.

    • schveiguy

      Let’s all show some restraint. It’s tasteless when the other side tries immediately to make political hay out of shootings, it is so for us too.

      Prayers are with the victims and their families.

      • Al’s Sad Grampa ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        No, as this can be used as a teaching moment for those who want to rid the Constitution of the 2nd Amendment, I’ll be sarcastic.

        By I will note your objection.

    • MrRichPeoples

      What exactly is your point? Are you suggesting that airports should not be ‘gun free zones’?

      • Al’s Sad Grampa ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        My point is that gun free zones don’t stop criminals from killing innocent victims. They never have and never will.

        • MrRichPeoples

          Do you believe that airport terminals should not be ‘gun free zones’?

          • Al’s Sad Grampa ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            Why do you ask?

  • Michelle ✓classified

    And right this moment Piersy Morgan is hanging on the edge of his seat with bated breath just waiting to hear if the weapon is an AR-15. So far local news is reporting a rifle was used, they haven’t yet inserted the words “assault-type” or “military-type”…I’m sure it’s just a matter of time….Shooter is in custody.

    Prayers to those wounded.

    • LaDonna Rae

      Yes, pray for those who are wounded…but reports are Michael Hayden was shot and killed (former NSA).
      But, I have to laugh at the first part of your post. Yes, Piers Morgan is “chomping at the bit” just waiting to hear it was an AR-15….

      • Jennifer

        NSA? :)

        • LaDonna Rae

          Gotcha. *Smile*

          • Jennifer

            I’m seeing TSA, not NSA.

          • LaDonna Rae

            Watching press conference now. No mention of Michael Hayden. Perhaps reports are wrong?

    • JustLikeAnimals

      The pic above shows an AR-15 on the carpeted floor. Piers is creamin’ his jeans.

      • LaDonna Rae

        OH NO! PLEASE! Had ENOUGH bad news for one day! It WAS an AR-15. Yeah, Piers is having a climax, and Chris Matthews is getting ANOTHER “thrill” up his leg. OMFG

    • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

      And they’re off!!! CNN at 2:14PM EST, “Gunman pulled out a CONCEALED assault weapon…” 2 wounded, gunman wounded and in custody. Bet he used a hi-cap mag that jammed like they always do. Thank God.

      • Michelle ✓classified

        High cap mags are banned in this state unless a person owned one prior to the ban in 2000. IF he used a high cap mag, I bet it was illegal.

        • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

          Yeabut, any hi-cap “clips” prior to 2000 would be all used up because, “These are ammunition, they’re bullets and the bullets will have been shot.” :-) Remember? http://www.denverpost.com/politics/ci_22942476/degette-draws-criticism-pretty-stupid-ammo-magazine-comment

          • Michelle ✓classified

            Just got caught up on the news – the shooter wasn’t able to kill more people not because his gun jammed, but because airport police responded instantly and shot him.

          • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

            Well, CNN already counted the “clips”, so there’s that. So someone trained with a firearm takes out an active shooter… what a concept. Tragic that the TSA officer couldn’t have pulled a sidearm and killed the shooter right there, but TSA Agents trained to detect hidden firearms can’t have them. Obama’s Ray Lahood said that would be a ridiculous idea.

    • Rightturn

      So you’re politicizing a tragedy in anticipation of someone else politicizing a tragedy. Guess that somehow makes you better, atta girl.

      • Michelle ✓classified

        I made no mention of politics, none. I suggested that a tabloid show host would be screaming about the weapon that was used. You do realize Piers Morgan isn’t a politician, right? I’ll tell you what does make me better than Piers Morgan – I place blame on the shooter and not the weapon.

  • brightfartbanned me

    Departing Passenger: Quit grabbing my [email protected]!
    TSA Agent: It’s a pat down sir
    Departing Passenger: Get your finger out of my @ss !!
    TSA Agent: Sir, do I have to call for assistance?
    Shots ring out.

    • LaDonna Rae

      Not funny right now. Ordinarily I love sardonic wit, but this is not the time. If the reports are true, the former head of the National Security Agency was killed in this incident. So, let’s have some respect.

      • Wzrd

        Maybe it was a hit. Maybe its a message.

        • LaDonna Rae

          See my answer to RIGHTY59. You may very well be right.

      • brightfartbanned me

        The former head of the NSA, killed. Sorry for the bad humor but the irony here is just unreal. This was no spontaneous act.

        • LaDonna Rae

          You know, my boyfriend just said the same thing a couple of minutes ago. I try to steer clear of conspiracy theories, but this is one heck of a coincidence.

          • brightfartbanned me

            Like Breitbart dying of a heart attack walking home from a bar. At 45 years old. Give me a break.

  • yviemarie88

    Initial Breaking News report said an ex-NSA official was shot and a radical Christian group was claiming responsibility on their website. Can’t find this tweet now, mere minutes later. Did Twitchy grab it, by chance?

    • LaDonna Rae

      I would like to know which “radical Christian group” this is supposed to be. Remember “fog of war”. I believe it is more likely it will be a radical Islamic group.

      • Wzrd

        nah, its probably the lone white gunman. then they can lump everyone in the suspect list and use this to arm the TSA while simultaneously pushing the gun control agenda.

        • LaDonna Rae

          Yeah, I can see it coming.

      • brightfartbanned me

        Those damn Episcopalian’s are at it again !!!

        • LaDonna Rae

          I thought it was the Lutherans. I’m confused… 😉

    • GoldsteinsBook

      #Breaking: Ex-NSA chief Michael Hayden shot dead at L.A. airport: report http://t.co/RGs4k9tUT2 #LAX— The Globe and Mail (@globeandmail) November 1, 2013

      Reports that ex-NSA chief shot at LAX deemed a hoax: wires http://t.co/RGs4k9tUT2— The Globe and Mail (@globeandmail) November 1, 2013

      • LaDonna Rae

        I think it is true. I’ve seen many of these reports in the past half hour. There will be a news conference in 25 minutes. That will be confirmation.

        • HiThere

          News is not confirmation anymore. The cover story had to be laid.

          • LaDonna Rae

            So, from the sound of it, Michael Hayden is not dead? Would be nice if he would “tweet” or something. There were over a dozen reports that he was a victim of this shooting.
            You mentioned cover stories. What in the world is the point of such a story? (I’m asking; not attacking.)

          • WilliamAmos

            That tweet about Hayden appears to be a hoax.

    • The Penguin, Don’t talk shit

      Some sites are calling it a hoax that Hayden was shot. Guess we’ll see if it’s true or not soon enough.

  • Section 9

    @SarahPalinUSA is obviously to blame here. Just wanted to save time for the left on general principle.

    • LaDonna Rae

      ROFL! Sarah Palin? OMG, I cannot type! This is too HILARIOUS! GOOD ONE!

    • BadGirloftheNorth

      Yup, he totally stole the idea from her after seeing the picture of the bear hunting picture, with her apologies to Peashooter Piers as to why she wouldn’t join him on his gong show of a talk show.

    • JustLikeAnimals

      Palin took out the shooter with her high powered rifle and scope….from Alaska!

      • LaDonna Rae

        DAMN, she’s good! And I thought I was a good shot! *wink*

      • Jill

        She’s the female version of Chuck Norris now?

        • LaDonna Rae

          You didn’t know that? hee hee

  • BoscoBolt

    (Fox News) – BREAKING NEWS – shooter is “connected” to the TSA – perhaps a current or former employee.

    • LaDonna Rae

      Would LOVE to know his name. I hope they are going to release it at this press conference.

  • JustLikeAnimals

    NBC reporting TSA agent is dead and gunman is off-duty TSA agent.

  • TroyGates

    Heard on local news here in LA that the suspect is a TSA agent (or former)

  • BoscoBolt

    Eye witness: Gunman was angrily shouting (something) while he was firing … at least 21 shots …

    • LaDonna Rae

      Anything to do with “Allah Akbar”? GRRRRRRR

      • The Penguin, Don’t talk shit

        Fox News is saying the suspect is said to be a “younger white male”. But not yet confirmed.

        • LaDonna Rae

          Let me project…”younger white male”. Educated at Berkeley. Recently converted to Islam. WOULD NOT SURPRISE ME.

          • The Penguin, Don’t talk shit

            If that’s the case, workplace violence…again.

          • LaDonna Rae

            You mean, like Fort Hood? Yeah….again, GRRRRRR.

  • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

    “Tonight on CNN, Piers Morgan takes an in-depth look at his home country’s National Health Service and compares it to Obamacare………..This programming change just in…”

    • † Carey Ann

      Oh, good grief…

      • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

        Piers had Bill Maher on tonight…. seriously!

        • † Carey Ann

          Well, I’m sure that made everything all better. *sigh* 😉

  • llbplayball

    I am shocked that someone would violate a gun-free-zone and shoot at unarmed people

    • LaDonna Rae

      Is this facetious?

  • Guest

    And the MSM is now salivating that the shooter is white, straight, male, christian, tea party and conservative and then the persecution of white christian straight males will begin by the Obama administration!

    • mike_in_kosovo

      and then the persecution of white christian straight males will begin by the Obama administration!

      Will *begin*?

  • rm1evo

    obambi will not waste this crisis.

    • LaDonna Rae

      Someone posted earlier, “Wag the Dog”. Good movie, and very applicable.

  • † Carey Ann

    This is all so, so, so sad…but will only be made more sad if the Truth never comes out. I’m not suggesting I know that Truth; I just can’t stand all of this MSM speculation. I’ll stay tuned to FNC & The Blaze for un-biased coverage. Thank you.

  • nc ✓s & balances

    While it’s still too early to know anything for sure (the police won’t even say yet if the shooter in their custody is dead or alive – what’s up with that?), I’m placing my bet on the shooter NOT being a Tea Partier. Why?

    1. We don’t roll that way, and
    2. Even if some lone kook did have our goals, why pick NOW, when we have the greatest media cycle ever?

    Sorry Dems.

    • LaDonna Rae

      What? You don’t like MSNBC? It is only about as bad as the Communist News Network (my phrase; patent pending).
      I am STILL trying to find out if Michael Hayden was actually killed in this incident. Any information?

      • nc ✓s & balances

        The only difference between MSNBC and the other alphabets is they don’t pretend to be “objective.”

        • LaDonna Rae

          VERY true. Five years, and I STILL have not gotten over Chris Matthews’ “thrill” up his leg…This is journalism?

    • LaDonna Rae

      BTW, all reports are suspect is in custody, alive but wounded. Now can SOMEONE find out about Michael Hayden? Would appreciate it….

  • JustLikeAnimals

    What will be most interesting is the video. That was inside a terminal security area and all the way down the concourse into the gate area. There are cameras all over the place. So there is a boatload of video of this entire event. They will have it all, including the TSA agent being shot and the suspect being shot (3x center mass!). We’ll see how much of it sees the light of day.

    • LaDonna Rae

      Not impressed. Certified expert marksman here. THREE TIMES CENTER MASS? And the guy is still breathing? Reminds me of the Boston Marathon bomber…a “barrage” of bullets, and the guy is still walking around? Someone should have taken the marksmanship classes I used to teach.

      • JustLikeAnimals

        Yeah, I think he’s dead, but they haven’t released the information yet.

        We were taught the opposite of what you describe: One in the thoracic cavity to stop the advance and one in the cranio-occular cavity to finish the job.

        • LaDonna Rae

          “We” who? Have been out of the military for a long time, so perhaps training has changed. But, the end results should be the same…
          I disagree with the “center-mass” theory, however. Do you know how many bullets a person can survive center-mass? More than to the cranium…I still like what I was taught to do. I have NEVER needed more than one shot…as a matter of fact, I dislike automatics. They make marksmen LAZY. Take the kill shot.

    • LaDonna Rae

      In the military, we have what is called a “double-tap”. One between the eyes, one “center-mass” for INSURANCE. I assure you, marksmen don’t need that second shot. So, again, not impressed.

    • LaDonna Rae

      In fact, off topic, but one of my “pet-peeves”. Do you know about the ’72 Munich Olympics? Never mind the RIDICULOUS version of hostage rescue the Germans staged; let’s get to the kill shot. Traffic cop POSING as a marksman has a rifle and a 100-meter shot to end the stand-off. He misses, supposedly because he did not have a scope, and night vision, and blah, blah. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? At that range, I make that shot with a .38!
      Anyway, just discussing marksmanship….

  • Daniel the bruce

    looks like a M1 carbine

  • LaDonna Rae

    OMG According to Twitter, this BLEEP IS a Lutheran! I thought we were kidding! Unreal! Paul Ciancia. Do a search. Unbelievable!

  • LaDonna Rae

    What in HELL is going on at LAX? HOURS after shooting, and I hear umpteen choppers! Is there another suspect on the loose? I live in this area…WHAT is going on?

    • Guest

      its california, they can’t do anything right.

      • Michelle ✓classified

        And yet the killer was stopped before he could kill more people because the airport police immediately responded to the shooting and shot the guy. Sounds like they did that perfectly right.

        • Guest

          wow, you are declaring this a victory? LOL! Thats hilarious.

          • Michelle ✓classified

            No clue how you got that impression. In what part of California do you live?

          • LaDonna Rae

            I am FROM California, and he is right. I’ve lived all over this country, and just returned to California a month ago. CA is PATHETIC. I actually swore I would never come back here, but I am old enough to know I should never say “never”. So, here I am. UGH

          • Michelle ✓classified

            There was a reason I asked him that question (and a reason he avoided answering it), but thank you for your input.

  • cscape

    Earlier both CBS and the AP were reporting that the SHOOTER was an “off-duty” TSA agent…… That story has been sanitized and has disappeared (neither of these news outlets would have reported this unless it had been TRIPLE SOURCED)

    • GoldsteinsBook

      News services get things wrong all the time and that’s especially true of early reporting in a chaotic situation.

      A conspiracy to ‘disappear’ or ‘sanitize’ the shooter’s identity would involve hundreds of participants (eyewitnesses, first responders, other TSA agents, etc). How would ‘sanitizing’ be accomplished? Who would benefit from the deception and what is their motivation for ‘disappearing’ the truth?

      • cscape

        LOCAL NEWS usually get out these erroneous reports early on….. the AP (and CBS) are national news outlets with world-wide reach… i am not buying it

    • LaDonna Rae

      Um, CBS? You should look into that. CBS does NOT “triple-source” (remember the flak over Dan Rather a few years ago?) Now, the AP is a much more reliable source. However, I need to do a search to find out what really happened today. I have roommates that keep the television to themselves to watch movies all day and night, so I am news-deprived at the moment. But, I heard the same thing about him being either “off-duty” or former TSA. I will find out which.
      Meanwhile, there were a truckload of choppers out several hours after this incident. I live near LAX. I am wondering if there was truly only one shooter. I will find out.

  • LegalizeShemp

    Let’s go MSM, with the “homegrown terror” BS.

  • Guest

  • Guest

    look, its a “republican-tea party-patriot-Christian” that did this…Riiiiggghhhht.