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Los Angeles suspect charged

A man accused of the shooting at Los Angeles International Airport which left a federal officer dead has been charged with murder. The terminal has now re-opened after the incident.

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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."

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