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Suspect in LAX shooting in custody

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By TAMI ABDOLLAH and JUSTIN PRITCHARDAssociated Press

Authorities say a suspect is in custody after opening fire at the Los Angeles International Airport and injuring multiple people.

Los Angeles police Officer Norma Eisenman says officers responded to the incident Friday which occurred at 9:30 a.m. in terminal 3. Multiple people were hit by gunfire, she says but their condition is unknown.

She says the suspect exchanged fire with airport police and was taken into custody. The airport is being swept for precautionary measures and the bomb unit is on scene.

Airport staff evacuated travelers and flights were disrupted nationwide.

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