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.