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LAX shooting: What is the Los Angeles Airport Police Division?

LAX Shooting

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A police with a K-9 unit at LAX on November 1st, 2013.

It was airport police officers, not the LAPD, who stopped the gunman at LAX a week and a half ago. The suspect killed a Transportation Security Administration agent and wounded others, and it was the first time airport police handled a mass shooting.

KPCC's Erika Aguilar profiles the LAX Airport Police Division, and some of the unique challenges it faces.


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