TSA Calls for Increased Police Presence at LAX After Shooting

The Transportation Security Administration is calling for an increased police presence at agency checkpoints after November’s deadly shooting at LAX, according to a report obtained Wednesday.

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Heightened security continued in the days after the Nov. 1, 2013, shooting at LAX, which left a TSA agent dead, and two other agents and a passenger wounded. (Credit: KTLA)

The agency’s assessment covers 14 recommendations relating to employee training, improved emergency technology and law enforcement presence that will be implemented at airports nationwide.

Read the full report: Enhancing TSA Officer Safety and Security

TSA Administrator John Pistole told The Times it was a “measured response” to the Nov. 1 attack at LAX in which one officer was killed and three other people were wounded.

“The bottom line of all this is … that we are doing everything we can to provide for the best possible safety and security,” Pistole said.

Click here to read the full story on LATimes.com.


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