A federal law enforcement official confirmed that police have identified the suspect who allegedly opened fire at LAX this morning as Paul Ciancia.
The official could not confirm Ciancia's age. The official said police were looking at information that Ciancia “wasn’t a fan of the TSA.”
Authorities believe that Ciancia arrived at a TSA screening area in Terminal 3 at 9:20 a.m., pulled a rifle out of his bag and started shooting. He made his way past the security checkpoint, into the terminal and continued shooting.
He was eventually shot and apprehended by authorities in the terminal near a Burger King. He was in critical condition.
Authorities found a note next to the man who allegedly opened fire at LAX on Friday, according to law enforcement sources.
In the note, Paul Ciancia, 23, expressed “his disappointment with government” and said he had no intent to target or harm people he considered innocent bystanders, one source told The Times.