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Obama 'concerned' about LAX shooting

President Barack Obama said he is "concerned" about the shooting at Los Angeles airport, although he declined to comment on the details of the incident.

Barack Obama would not be drawn on the details of the shooting in LA. Credit: Olivier Douliery/ABACA USA

"We're concerned about it, but I'll let law enforcement folks talk about it directly," Obama told reporters in the Oval Office, Washington.

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Police: Gunman 'pulled out assault rifle' in terminal

The suspect in the Los Angeles International Airport shooting appeared to be acting alone and was using an assault rifle, police have confirmed.

Speaking at a press conference, the Chief of the Los Angeles Airport Police Patrick Gannon said: "An individual came into Terminal 3 of this airport, pulled an assault rifle out of a bag and begun to open fire in the terminal.

Chief of Airport Police Patrick Gannon Credit: RTV

"He proceeded up into the screening area where Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screeners are and continued shooting and went past the screeners back into the airport itself.

"Officers from Los Angeles Airport Police responded immediately to the calls. They tracked the individual through the airport and engaged him in gunfire in Terminal 3 and were able to successfully take him into custody."

Read: Gunman in LAX shooting taken into custody

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