Suspected LAX Gunman Charged
by Associated Press
November 02, 2013 7:06 PM
Federal prosecutors have filed a murder charge against the suspected gunman in the deadly shooting at Los Angeles International Airport.
U.S. Attorney Andre Birotte Jr. said Saturday that the murder charge applied to the death of TSA officer Gerardo Hernandez, who died in Friday's shooting at LAX's Terminal 3.
Authorities arrested 23-year-old Paul Ciancia in the attack, which also wounded five others, including two other TSA officers.
Ciancia was also charged with commission of violence at an international airport. He could face the death penalty.
The Transportation Security Administration will review its policy on officer safety in the wake of the deadly shooting at Los Angeles International Airport.
TSA Administrator John Pistole said Saturday that the agency's officers are "the first line of defense" in airport security. He said the agency would do everything possible to make sure Friday's tragedy was never repeated.
Pistole did not say if that meant arming officers.