Database of terrorist attacks and related events--Johnston's Archive

Los Angeles, United States--1 November 2013

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 5 December 2017

Date: 1 November 2013 (9:20 AM PST)

Location: Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, California, United States

Type of event: terrorism


One TSA officer killed, 2 TSA officers and 4 civilians injured in a shooting attack at Los Angeles International Airport. The attacker fatally shot a TSA officer (Gerardo Hernandez) at an airport security checkpoint then proceeded into the secure area attacking additional TSA officers; he was eventually shot and arrested by TSA officers.

The gunman, Paul Anthony Ciancia, was shot and arrested by responding TSA officers, ending the attack; he had singled out TSA officers during his attack and was eventually charged by federal authorities with seeking to incite "fear" in TSA officers.

Consequences: 1 killed, 7 injured


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