LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration is recommending that armed officers be posted at airport security checkpoints during peak hours after conducting a nationwide review in response to a shooting at Los Angeles International Airport last fall.
The 25-page internal report to Congress was obtained by The Associated Press. Congress will now consider the report's 14 recommendations.
The AP has reported that the two armed officers at the LAX terminal had left for breaks and were out of the terminal at the time of the shooting. Airport police had decided months earlier to have officers roam terminals instead of staffing checkpoints such as the one approached by a gunman.
The Transportation Security Administration conducted its own review of security at nearly 450 airports nationwide after the Nov. 1 shooting at LAX.
Paul Ciancia opened fire with an assault rifle in an attack targeting the TSA, authorities said. Two officers and a passenger were wounded.
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