TSA Calls for Increased Police Presence at LAX After Shooting

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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.


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.

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