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LAX Airport shooting, flight delays

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A 23-year-old man was arrested Friday after authorities say he barged into a Los Angeles Airport terminal, pulled an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle from his duffel bag and opened fire.

ar15-semiauto-gunThe bullets killed a Transportation Security Administration officer and injuring four others before he was gunned down by airport police.

If convicted, he could get the death penalty.

The shooting, which sent passengers in the airport scrambling for cover, disrupted flights nationwide as planes headed for Los Angeles were temporarily grounded. LAX estimated 1,550 scheduled flights were impacted by the shooting and approximately 167,050 passengers were affected, including those diverted to other airports, held on the ground in Los Angeles or held at their originating airport.

Flights to and from Los Angeles International Airport continue to suffer delays and cancellations into the weekend.
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