LAX shooting prompts official updates on Twitter

The airport’s official Twitter feed and the LAPD kept followers abreast of the situation as it unfolded Friday morning.

Crisis communicators took to Twitter after at least three people, including a TSA agent, were shot in Los Angeles International Airport’s Terminal 3 on Friday morning. Local news reported that the suspect was in custody.

The official LAX account confirmed that in a tweet sent around 10:50 a.m. local time:

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

The managers of the airport’s account focused primarily on tweeting information about air traffic and keeping travelers away from the area where the shooting occurred. The first tweet about the shooting went out just after 9:30 a.m.:

There is an incident underway at LAX. Law enforcement is on scene. More information to follow.

— LAX Airport (@LAX_Official) November 1, 2013

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