Today in Los Angeles International Airport, a gunman reportedly carrying a hand written note saying that he wanted to kill Transportation Safety Officers, open fired on a security check point in terminal 3.
The TSA has now confirmed that and officer was killed and that he has become the first TSA officer killed in the line of duty.
The TSA was signed into creation on November 19, 2001 by George W. Bush in the wake of the plane hijackings on September 11.
Exclusive: Months before LAX shooting, armed police officers removed from permanent posts protecting TSA checkpoints. Post soon @LANow
— L.A. Times: L.A. Now (@LANow) November 1, 2013
The LA Times is now reporting that until one month before the attack there were permanent armed guards at the TSA checkpoints.