Such a shame....of course men his age are prone to schizophrenia and other psychological disorders. I wonder if he ever had a mental evaluation? His dad called police concerned for him as he sent a text saying he was going to take his own life...little did he know he was going to try and take others down with him.
According to azcentral.com:
The gunman was wounded in a shootout with police and taken into custody, authorities said.
The attack at the nation’s third-busiest airport sent terrified travelers running for cover and disrupted flights from coast to coast.
The slain employee was the first TSA officer killed in the line of duty in the 12-year history of the agency, which was founded in the aftermath of 9/11.
Two law enforcement officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the investigation publicly, identified the gunman as Paul Ciancia, 23, of Pennsville, N.J. He had apparently been living in Los Angeles.
He was wearing fatigues and carrying a bag containing a handwritten note that said he wanted to kill TSA employees and “pigs,” according to one of the officials, who was briefed at LAX on the investigation.
Pennsville Police Chief Allen Cummings said Ciancia’s father, the owner of an auto body shop, had called Cummings early Friday afternoon saying another of his children had received a text message from Paul “in reference to him taking his own life.” Cummings said the elder Ciancia asked for help in locating his son.
The chief said he called Los Angeles police, which sent a patrol car to Ciancia’s apartment. There, two roommates said that they had seen him Thursday and that he was fine, according to Cummings.
Cummings said that the Ciancias are a “good family” and that his department had had no dealings with the son.