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Posted: 7/4/2002 10:07:04 AM EST
Well, here we go boys...It happened just minutes ago near the El Al counter at LAX L.A. Airport. More to follow.
Link Posted: 7/4/2002 10:07:58 AM EST
Glad they have tough gun laws to stop this kinda bs....
Link Posted: 7/4/2002 10:09:59 AM EST
Let me guess, he got his weapon at a gun show.
Link Posted: 7/4/2002 10:45:21 AM EST
Oh dear God I hope he didn't...
Link Posted: 7/4/2002 10:52:35 AM EST
Well with a post title like that F+L must be in charge of redundancy and back-up systems somewhere. That couldn't have happened at LAX, everyone KNOWS that CA has the toughest gun laws in the Country, just to keep BG's from getting guns. If it's illegal for criminals to have guns how come I keep reading about "gun crime".
Link Posted: 7/4/2002 11:10:27 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/4/2002 11:15:23 AM EST
[size=4]HOMOCIDE?[/size=4] well, as long as they just do it to each other......
Link Posted: 7/4/2002 11:21:58 AM EST
Also a small plane down in San Dimas Scott
Link Posted: 7/4/2002 11:27:56 AM EST
Originally Posted By Duffy: Nobody has said if it was a terrorist yet.
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"Terrorist": Someone who uses violence, or the threat of violence, to achieve a social, political or religiuos goal. -Marine basic skills manual.
Link Posted: 7/4/2002 11:33:30 AM EST
Originally Posted By Fearandloathing37: Well, here we go boys...It happened just minutes ago near the El Al counter at LAX L.A. Airport. More to follow.
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Thank God the El Al security people were armed. According to what Fox News just said, it was plainclothesed El Al security people that shot the aggressor and stopped him. Remember the Alamo, and God Bless Texas...
Link Posted: 7/4/2002 11:33:34 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/4/2002 12:56:17 PM EST
Da text Three Dead in L.A. Airport Shooting Thu Jul 4, 5:43 PM ET By RYAN PEARSON, Associated Press Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) - A gunman opened fire Thursday at Israel's El Al airlines ticket counter at Los Angeles International Airport. Three people were killed, including the attacker, who was shot dead by an airline security guard, authorities said. Seven people were injured, including an El Al security guard, and thousands were evacuated from the international terminal, authorities said. One person was arrested, police said. The FBI ( news - web sites) said it was not looking for any other suspects. Mayor James Hahn said there was no immediate indication that shooting was connected to terrorism. "It appears this was an isolated incident," Hahn said. Israel's foreign ministry blamed terrorists, but didn't offer any evidence to support the claim. The gunman had approached another person at the counter and opened fire shortly before noon. There was no immediate indication of his identity, nationality or motive. The shootout happened with security on high alert around the country for a possible terrorist attack on July Fourth. It sent passengers ducking behind counters and hiding in airport offices. Byron Tucker, a spokesman for Gov. Gray Davis ( news - web sites), confirmed that an El Al security guard fatally shot the gunman. The guard survived the shooting, police said. "Like all Californians, I am outraged and deeply saddened to learn of today's shooting at Los Angeles International Airport," Davis said in a statement. "That it happened on the day on which we honor what America stands for — liberty, security and diversity — makes this particularly more tragic." "My heart, as well of those of all Californians, aches for the victims of this shooting and their families," he said. A witness, Thad Weimlein, described an initial flurry of fire, followed by silence, then more gunfire. In an interview with CNN, Weimlein said he saw plainclothes policemen pulling out their guns and badges at the same time. At first, "a lot of people thought it was fireworks and a prank," Weimlein said. "It was probably eight to 10 shots. People were hitting the floor." Vanessa Spinelli was dropping off her aunt for a flight when she heard the gunshots from nearby the El Al counter. "At first I thought it was firecrackers, said Spinelli, 26, of Los Angeles. "Then everybody started screaming." "My mom told me this morning to be careful and don't stay at the airport too long because there are warnings out. She was right," Spinelli said. After the shooting, traffic was stopped on the roadway for departing passengers, but moving steadily along the road serving arrivals. Fire officials deployed a team to check for hazardous materials. El Al, based in Israel, is known as one of the most security-conscious airlines in the world. "The terrorists deliberately chose the Fourth of July to carry out their crime on the soil of the United States," Israeli foreign ministry spokeswoman Yaffa Ben-Ari said in a statement. Last year, an Algerian who trained in terrorist camps financed by Osama bin Laden ( news - web sites) was convicted of plotting to blow up the Los Angeles airport at the height of the millennium holiday travel period. Ahmed Ressam had been arrested in Washington state on Dec. 14, 1999, while entering the country from Canada in a car with a trunk full of explosives.
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Link Posted: 7/4/2002 3:13:36 PM EST
Davis makes me sick, he is 9/10ths of the reason that I live in AZ now...
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