D.C. Area Airports Operating as Usual After Shooting at LAX

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Passengers from a flight out of Los Angeles International Airport wait for their luggage at Dulles. A man shot his way past a security checkpoint at LAX on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, grounding flights at the third busiest airport in the country. (credit: Cameron Thompson/All-News 99.1)

Passengers from a flight out of Los Angeles International Airport wait for their luggage at Dulles. A man shot his way past a security checkpoint at LAX on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, grounding flights at the third busiest airport in the country. (credit: Cameron Thompson/All-News 99.1)

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — Airports in the Washington area operating as usual after a shooting Friday morning at Los Angeles International Airport.

WNEW’s Kevin Rincon said there was an increased security presence at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport immediately following the shooting, but that since has calmed down. Flights are arriving and departing the airport as usual, but some arriving flights are delayed.

Dulles International Airport says it doesn’t comment on its security precautions but confirmed that flights are operating as normal. Baltimore-Washington Thurgood Marshall Airport tweeted that its flight schedules are not impacted by the shooting at LAX.

Airport authorities are advising passengers who are scheduled to fly to Los Angeles to check with their airline to see if their flight is affected.

A gunman allegedly opened fire inside Terminal 3 at LAX around 9:30 a.m., wounding at least three people, according to CBSLA.

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