Shooting Prompts Evacuation Of Terminal 3 At LAX

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Shooting Prompts Evacuation Of Terminal 3 At LAX

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Los Angeles Airport Police Friday said a shooting took place in Terminal 3 at LAX.

A gunman with a high-powered rifle was reportedly shot and secured by law enforcement personnel around 9:30 a.m.,  according to CBS2′s Mike Case.

A TSA employee was reportedly shot in the leg in addition to two others, 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.

Traffic was backed up on the westboud 105 Freeway as cars were unable to exit onto Century Boulevard.

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.

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