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Ongoing situation-LAX closed due to shooting

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Ongoing situation-LAX closed due to shooting

LAX is currently closed due to a shooting. FAA just grounded all flights. At this time, you cannot get to LAX. If you have a flight scheduled, check with your airline for instructions.

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1. Re: Ongoing situation-LAX closed due to shooting

Updates here, may be easier to access than LA Times or LAWA website

…cbslocal.com/2013/…

They are searching the terminals now, T1-T3 are evacuated. The incident happened in T3 which is primarily Virgin America. No reports yet that any passengers were hurt.

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2. Re: Ongoing situation-LAX closed due to shooting

Suspect in custody, according to the above link. How on earth do we continue to live with this?

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3. Re: Ongoing situation-LAX closed due to shooting

One TSA agent was killed, two others wounded. The area around LAX is gridlocked - avoid the area even if you aren't going to the airport. Police say that at this time the gunman does not seem to have any terrorist ties.

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4. Re: Ongoing situation-LAX closed due to shooting

Very sad :-(

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5. Re: Ongoing situation-LAX closed due to shooting

For updates check the LAX Twitter website, as well as the airlines. Big problem now is that even as the terminals are open, traffic is gridlocked and roads in to the airport are closed.

https://twitter.com/LAX_Official

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6. Re: Ongoing situation-LAX closed due to shooting

Add "LAX" to the list of unsafe places within LA. I'm sure it will be asked.....

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7. Re: Ongoing situation-LAX closed due to shooting

Incident didn't begin in T-3; it apparently began elsewhere. Planes are still delayed and outgoing passengers are stranded - disruptions throughout the U.S. in terms of planes coming and going from LAX.

Twitter is indeed a good source of airline-specific updates.

And LAX is very crowded, with more and more people arriving for flights, but being herded into an area outside T1.

Edited: 01 November 2013, 22:18
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8. Re: Ongoing situation-LAX closed due to shooting

And..passengers are being allowed back into the terminals again. Planes still behind, but things will start moving again soon.

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9. Re: Ongoing situation-LAX closed due to shooting

I have only seen reports that the incident was at T3. Press conference is on now.

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10. Re: Ongoing situation-LAX closed due to shooting

Per press conference going on now -

Hotel hotline for stranded travelers:

1-888-831-7176

If you are picking up someone from LAX, they are being bused to LOT C on Sepulveda

Terminal 3 will remain CLOSED, at least through tomorrow. If you are flying tomorrow out of Terminal 3, check with your airline as to where to go. Outlier terminals are being pressed into use so please contact your airline.

Terminal 1 & 2 are slowly being re-opened, with employees first then passengers and should be running in a few hours.