LOS ANGELES (USA TODAY) A suspect was taken into custody at Los Angeles International Airport Friday after a shooting at a Terminal 3 checkpoint left a TSA employee injured and produced "mutiple victims."
"Suspect is now in custody. Multiple victims," LAX officials said in a tweet.
NBC News reports that one TSA employee was killed and a second employee was wounded in the gunfire. The report could not be immediately confirmed by police or airport officials.
Police, who shut down streets around the airport, said a possible second suspect was also taken into custody outside Terminal 2.
The gunman was wounded in the incident, the Los Angeles Times reports.
CNN reports that a gunman approached a checkpoint at the terminal and opened fire. Airport officials said the incident began at 9:30 a.m. PT.
Luke and Alexa Sieber of Green bay, Wisc., were in line at an airport counter when they heard eight shots followed by another burst of 20.
"It was an automatic weapon," Luke Sieber, a 25-year-old consutlant, said.
Witness Brian Keech said he heard "about a dozen gunshots" from inside the security gate at Terminal 3, which serves Allegiant Air, Frontier, JetBlue, Spirit, Virgin America and other airlines.