LAX Shooting Gunman Identified as Paul Anthony Ciancia
LAX gunman planned to die in shoot-out with ‘pigs and the TSA’ who he ranted about in suicide note he took on deadly rampage just hours after his family warned cops about his behavior.
The man accused of going on a deadly rampage apparently targeting TSA agents at Los Angeles International Airport has been identified as as go to site Paul Anthony Ciancia.
The 23-year-old gunman, who has strong anti-government views reportedly sent a text to his brother on the morning of the shooting. In the text, go here Ciancia said that he was thinking about taking his own life.
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They found nothing out of the ordinary and they reported back that everything was fine.
Ciancia. And he does not have any significant police record.
CBS News reported that despite some reports to the contrary, the suspect is still alive.
UPDATE: Seven people were injured and six were treated at hospitals, according to Jim Featherstone, general manager of the LA Emergency Management Department. Read more here
More about Paul Anthony Ciancia:
Ciancia reportedly has “strong anti-government views,” according to NBC’s Pete Williams. This assessment was determined by the “anti-goverment materials” in his possession when he was captured. The AP reports Ciancia, who was dressed in military-style fatigues, carried a handwritten note that said he “wanted to kill TSA and pigs.” Witnesses say he was specifically targeting TSA employees — asking passengers whether they were TSA, and sparing them when they said they weren’t. One TSA agent is dead.
He’s From South Jersey, the Son of an Auto Shop Owner, But Lived in L.A.
He Recently Threatened Suicide, & Cops Went to His L.A. Apartment According to NBC New York. Police say the shooter’s brother got a text message from Ciancia Friday [today] saying he was thinking about taking his life.
Authorities believe He Acted Alone Police now believe the shooter was working alone, according to a press conference statement by LAX Police Chief Pat Gannon. This despite earlier rumors of multiple gunmen and witness reports to that effect.
He Used a Rifle, Possibly an AR-15
Gunman’s Father Contacts Authorities
The young man suspected of carrying out a shooting at Los Angeles International Airport had sent a sibling a text message mentioning suicide, leading their father to seek authorities’ help in finding him, a New Jersey police chief said Friday.
Paul Ciancia’s father called Pennsville Police Chief Allen Cummings early Friday afternoon, saying another of his children had received a text message from the 23-year-old “in reference to him taking his own life,” the chief told The Associated Press.
The elder Ciancia, the owner of an auto-body shop in southern New Jersey, asked for help in locating Paul, Cummings said. The chief called Los Angeles police, which sent a patrol car to Ciancia’s apartment. It wasn’t clear whether the police visited before or after the airport shooting.
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