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Shooting incident prompts evacuation at LAX, situation developing

A shooting incident forced a partial evacuation of Los Angeles International Airport on Friday.

Airport officials confirmed an incident took place around 9:30 a.m. PT in Terminal 3.

Sources told NBC it was possible that two people had been shot, and that the suspect may have brought a rifle of some sort to the airport.

The Los Angeles Times reported that at a Transportation Security Administration agent had been shot, though further details were not available.

Shots fired in Terminal 3 at LAX International Airport.
Shots fired in Terminal 3 at LAX International Airport.

Aerial video from the local NBC affiliate showed multiple police on the scene and at least one person being brought out of the airport on a wheelchair. People were also being taken by bus from the airport tarmac to a separate location.

Terminal 3, where the incident took place, serves airlines including Virgin America and JetBlue.

The FAA reported there was a ground stop in effect for traffic arriving at LAX.

This story is developing. Please check back for further updates.

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