on November 1, 2013, 23 yr old Paul Ciancia entered Terminal 3 of Los Angeles International Airport, carrying a bag filled with a semiautomatic M&P-15 rifle, five 30-round magazines, and hundreds of extra rounds of ammunition. Ciancia walked to a TSA checkpoint, took the rifle out of his bag, and opened fire, shooting TSA Officer Gerardo Hernandez in the chest at point-blank range. according to witnesses, Ciancia walked around the airport asking people if they were TSA agents, leaving them unharmed when they said they were not. Ciancia went on to non-fatally wound 3 more before being shot 4 times by LAX police. Ciancia survived his injuries.
after being apprehended, a note was found on Ciancia’s person that mentioned “fiat currency” and “NWO”, likely a reference to the New World Order conspiracy theory. on September 1, 2016, Ciancia agreed to plead guilty in exchange for what will almost definitely be a life sentence.
TSA officers are not armed. I repeat, the people who check for weapons and explosives are completely unarmed. Newscasters need to stop suggesting TSA officers could have done jack shit to stop a gunman blowing through the checkpoint.
It is a point I brought up CONSTANTLY when I worked for the agency. The beginning of the security checkpoint is exposed and makes for a literal target zone in large airports. Enclose the checkpoint the way most customs checkpoints are enclosed and cut down on the likelihood of someone being able to walk in off the curb and start shooting.
So CBS played this footage of what really appears to be a mannequin being wheeled away and claimed it as live footage of the shooting at LAX…
It could be footage of the drill that was held a month prior of the same exact scenario that played out, but why film it and what are the chances of accidentally playing that footage instead of the real live footage? Add this to the list of drills that have gone live