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White House: President Obama briefed on LAX shooting

President Obama has been briefed on the incident at LAX Airport. Credit: Reuters

The White House has said President Obama has been briefed on the shooting incident at LAX Airport.

White House officials are in touch with law enforcement officials on the ground, White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters.

Read: Passengers evacuated from LAX airport after shooting

Outgoing flights halted at LAX Airport after shooting

Passengers from LAX airport have been evacuated after reports of a shooting in Terminal 3 of the airport.

Outgoing flights have been halted at Los Angeles International Airport after reports of a shooting in Terminal 3, an airport spokesman has told Reuters.

"The general public is being held back at law enforcement bock. Other than arriving flights, flight operations have been temporary held," airport spokeswoman Katherine Alvarado said in an emailed statement.

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LA police responding to 'multi-patient incident at LAX'

Police in Los Angeles said they are responding to a multi-patient incident in LAX Airport, following reports of shooting.

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The #LAPD & @chpsouthern is requesting that the area around @lax_official Airport be avoided so resources can be deployed. #LAX #poltwt #CHP

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“@lafd: #LAFD assisting law enforcement @ multi-patient incident @lax_official All media/public info will come from @lapdhq + @laxpd_alerts

Pictures: Paramedics and police attend LAX Airport

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