Los Angeles Airport Police Friday said a at least one suspect was in reportedly custody following a shooting at Terminal 3 at LAX.
CBS’s John Miller reported that the suspect or suspects entered the terminal wearing camouflage and opened fire around 9:30 a.m., wounding at least three people.
Preliminary indications show that the suspect(s) was targeting TSA employees, according to Miller.
A TSA employee was reportedly shot in the leg in addition to two other people, however, CBS2/KCAL9 has not been able to confirm that report.
Terminal 3 was evacuated and cordoned off and arrival and departure roads to the airport, in addition to Century Boulevard, were closed.
PHOTOS: Shooting At LAX
Traffic was backed up on the westbound 105 Freeway as cars were unable to exit onto Century Boulevard.
A large box of ammunition was also recovered on LAX property, Miller said. The LAPD Bomb Squad was on scene trying to clear any suspicious packages.
Passenger Robert Perez told CBS2 that TSA agents came through the terminal and yelled that a man had a gun.
“I heard popping and everybody dropped to the ground,” Perez said.
“There are a couple hundred people standing there not knowing what to do. Mostly people exiting the airport on foot, walking down Century,” passenger Kelly Kahl said.
Aerial shots from Sky2 showed buses were transporting passengers that had disembarked from planes onto the runway area.
All departing flights out of LAX have been grounded, according to airport officials. All arriving flights have been delayed or stopped.
The Los Angeles Police Department has been placed on citywide tactical alert.
Other Southland airports, including Bob Hope International Airport in Burbank, are on heightened alert.http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/11/01/lapd-incident-reported-in-terminal-3-at-lax/