LAX Security: 'Will We Review Our Procedures?' - FOX 35 News Orlando

ADVERTISEMENT
Bookmark and Share

LAX Security: 'Will We Review Our Procedures?'

Posted: Updated:
Los Angeles, CA -

"If the TSA officer who was killed had a gun, would that have made a difference?" One of the questions being asked after the shooting rampage Friday at LAX. The suspect killed TSA officer Gerardo Hernandez, who was pre-checking boarding passes at Terminal 3 on the lower level of the airport. He then made his way, shooting, through the upper level x-ray check-in area, and as far as the gates before being shot by armed airport police.

"I doubt it" responds LAX airport chief Patrick Dannon, who adds he does not think an armed officer at the front door of the airport would have made a difference, either. "He walked in just like any other passenger with a bag" Dannon speaking about suspect Paul Anthony Ciancia.

Still, with calls for renewed security coming from as far up as Attorney General Eric Holder, measures at LAX are being reviewed. There are no plans to arm TSA agents, no more than ticket agents, or baggage handlers who might feel "just as vulnerable".

The chief defended his decision to keep armed officers roving throughout the terminal, rather than positioned next to check- in points, insisting he does not want his deployment to be predictable. It was roaming police that eventually shot the suspect at LAX.

"Will we review our procedures? Certainly? Will security look different next year? Possibly. But will it be predictable?" finished Chief Gannon.

 


 

(FOX 11) - Check-in stands at Terminal 3, where the deadly LAX shooting happened, were open for passengers to pick up belongings around 10 a.m. Saturday.   Many people left things behind during the emergency evacuation.

Around 1:30 p.m. terminal 3 was completely reopened to passengers and flights resumed in and out of that terminal.

Still 30 flights were expected to be canceled at LAX Saturday, as a result of the airport shutdown after Friday's shooting that took the life of one TSA agent and left several others injured.  Another 10 or more flights were expected to have delays.

The Executive Director of Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) said that more than 85,000 travelers were affected by the cancellation of 850 flights Friday and hundreds of additional delayed flights.

LAWA police say there is increased security, more uniformed and undercover officers at LAX, they did not specify how long the additional police presence would last.

The FBI scheduled a press conference for 4pm Saturday, to give the latest details on the ongoing investigation into the shooting that shutdown one of the largest airports in the world.

  • Los Angeles & SoCal NewsLos Angeles & SoCal NewsMore>>

  • 3.7 Earthquake Struck San Jacinto at 7:38 pm

    3.7 Earthquake Struck San Jacinto at 7:38 pm

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 12:51 AM EDT2014-09-03 04:51:58 GMT
    Deputy Albert Martinez of the Riverside Sheriff's Department says no damage or injuries have been reported as a result of the magnitude-3.7 earthquake that was centered about a mile north-northwest of San Jacinto and three miles north of Hemet at 7:38 p.m.
    Deputy Albert Martinez of the Riverside Sheriff's Department says no damage or injuries have been reported as a result of the magnitude-3.7 earthquake that was centered about a mile north-northwest of San Jacinto and three miles north of Hemet at 7:38 p.m.
  • Several Injured When Metrolink Train Smashed Into Car In Burbank

    Several Injured When Metrolink Train Smashed Into Car In Burbank

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 11:18 PM EDT2014-09-03 03:18:49 GMT
    A Metrolink train smashed into car in Burbank today, crumpling the vehicle and sending the driver to a hospital in critical condition. The collision occurred at 3:17 p.m. at Buena Vista Street and San Fernando Road.
    A Metrolink train smashed into car in Burbank today, crumpling the vehicle and sending the driver to a hospital in critical condition. The collision occurred at 3:17 p.m. at Buena Vista Street and San Fernando Road.
  • Apple Denies iCloud Breach After Nude Celebrity Photos Surfaced In Hack

    Apple Denies iCloud Breach After Nude Celebrity Photos Surfaced In Hack

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:35 PM EDT2014-09-02 23:35:53 GMT
    The weekend posting of racy and nude photos of some celebrities on the Internet was the result of "a targeted attack" on selected computer accounts and passwords, and there is no evidence services such as iCloud or Find My iPhone were breached.
    The weekend posting of racy and nude photos of some celebrities on the Internet was the result of "a targeted attack" on selected computer accounts and passwords, and there is no evidence services such as iCloud or Find My iPhone were breached.
Powered by WorldNow

35 Skyline Drive
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Phone: (407) 644-3535
News Tips: (866) 55-FOX35

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices