On Friday, at Terminal 3 of LAX, the Los Angeles International airport two people were shot.
"There is an incident underway at LA airport," the airport said on its Twitter feed.
TV footage also showed one person being carried away on a gurney and being loaded into an ambulance.
As of now it is not clear how bad the incident was, how grave the injuries are and how many were in fact injured apart from the two who were shot. Witnesses say yhsy yhr emergency workers quickly evacuated the terminal.
A local CBS affiliate reported that a gunman had been shot and secured by law enforcement, and that some passengers were being evacuated from a terminal.
Passenger Robert Perez told the CBS affiliate that airport security agents had come through the terminal shouting that a man had a gun.
"I heard popping and everybody dropped to the ground," Perez said.
The Los Angeles Fire Department described the situation as a "multi-patient incident," and said it was assisting law enforcement at the scene, according to its website.
Television images on cable network CNN showed at least one person being loaded into one of several ambulances at the scene, and passengers were seen being evacuated from the area.
Footage showed emergency responders setting up what appeared to be a triage area outside an airport terminal.
The President has been informed about the incident.
Airport police and airport officials would not offer any additional information.
(Inputs from Reuters)
Suspect is now in custody. Multiple victims. Press conference at 11:30 am at Sepulveda Blvd/Century Blvd w/ Airport Police & LAPD Chiefs— LAX Airport (@LAX_Official) November 1, 2013