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Seeking Information in Los Angeles Airport Shootings
Suspect in Custody Identified as Paul Anthony Ciancia

Los Angeles November 01, 2013
  • Public Affairs Specialist Laura Eimiller (310) 996-3343

The FBI and law enforcement partners are investigating a shooting that occurred this morning at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Investigators have identified several victims of the shooting, including a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officer who was killed, and several individuals who were injured trying to avoid gunfire.


The suspect (pictured) has been identified as Paul Anthony Ciancia, 23, a resident of Los Angeles. Ciancia was arrested following an officer-involved-shooting, the circumstances of which are also under investigation by police. The suspect is believed to have acted alone. A photo of the suspect is publicly available.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the FBI at 888-226-8443.

The joint investigation and response to this matter involved a collective effort by the following agencies: FBI; Department of Homeland Security; Transportation Security Administration; Los Angeles Police Department; Los Angeles International Airport Police (LAX PD); Los Angeles City Fire Department; U.S. Homeland Security Investigations (ICE); the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives (ATF), as well as other airport and city officials, and members of the general public.