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Amateur video shows evacuated passengers at Los Angeles International Airport stranded on the tarmac and inside the airport ...
after a shooting forced police to shut down the airport. (Nov. 1)
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SHOTLIST:++USER GENERATED CONTENT: UGC cannot be absolutely verified. This video has been authenticated based on the following validation checks:++Video and audio checked by regional experts against known locations and events++Video is consistent with independent AP reporting ++Video cleared for use by all AP clients by content creatorLos Angeles- 1 November 2013Amateur Video- Mandatory Courtesy Natalie Morin1. Amateur video showing passengers on tarmac waiting for shuttles 2. Amateur video showing hundreds of passengers inside a terminal waiting for flights during announcement about shootingSTORYLINE:Amateur video shows evacuated passengers at Los Angeles International Airport stranded on the tarmac and inside the airport after a shooting forced police to shut down the airport.A gunman armed with a semi-automatic rifle opened fire at LAX Friday, killing a Transportation Security Administration employee and wounding two others in an attack that frightened passengers and disrupted flights nationwide.Police said the unidentified suspect, who was apparently injured following an exchange of gunfire with officers, was in custody.Some passengers who already had cleared security rushed onto the tarmac to evacuate, while others were locked down in airport restaurants and lounges. The airport was being swept for precautionary measures and the bomb unit was on scene.Air traffic was affected nationwide as the FAA grounded flights that had not yet departed for LAX.Travelers described a chaotic scene as airport security staff evacuated terminals, including onto to the tarmac. Hundreds of people remained gathered outside next to airplanes as authorities investigated what happened.(****END****)