Sunday 18 March 2018

Suspected airport gunman charged

Police stand guard at Los Angeles International Airport (AP)
Police stand guard at Los Angeles International Airport (AP)
A Transportation Security Administration employee wears a black ribbon over his badge (AP)
Transportation Security Administration employees classify the luggage to return to passengers at Los Angeles International Airport (AP)

Prosecutors have filed murder charges against the suspected gunman in the deadly shooting at Los Angeles International Airport.

US Attorney Andre Birotte Jr said tonight that the murder charge applied to the death of Transportation Security Administration officer Gerardo Hernandez, who was killed in yesterday's shooting at LAX's Terminal 3.

Authorities arrested 23-year-old Paul Ciancia over the attack, which also wounded five others, including two other TSA officers.

Ciancia was also charged with commission of violence at an international airport. He could face the death penalty.


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