Transcript: FBI Special Agent in Charge David Bowdich’s remarks at the 4 p.m. press briefing on the fatal shooting in LAX

Thank you, Mr. Mayor. Thank you, Chief Beck. Thank you Chief Gannon.

First off, I’d like to thank the media for your patience. This is a very large-scale investigation. The crime scene is extensive. We are currently applying a tremendous number of resources in conjunction with our partners from LAPD and Los Angeles World Airport police.

Today, we are going to confirm the identity of the subject. It is Paul Anthony Ciancia. That’s C-I-A-N-C-I-A. He’s 23 years old. He’s a U.S. citizen. He’s formerly a resident of New Jersey.

We are currently investigating his background and more about him. I’m not going to provide too many updates on that from this point.

The deceased’s identity is not going to be confirmed out of respect for the families. The families are going through a very difficult time today but we are going to confirm that it was a TSA employee who is actually the deceased in this case. There is at least one additional TSA employee who was wounded by gunshot.

There are additional injuries, some of which seems to be potential evasion injuries where they may have injured themselves trying to get away.

At this point, we have one terminal shut down and we will have it shut down for a while while we continue the investigation. Forensic teams are in there from both the FBI as well as LAPD. Their work is long, and methodical and they will take their time on this to be complete in their investigation.

We do have a tip line I would like to pass out. The tip line is an FBI tip line. The number is 1-888-226-8443. If you have – I would seek the public’s assistance if they have information which would be beneficial to this investigation and we ask that they please keep it to that. We would like to know about it. We do have that line staffed right now. It is available and we are ready to run those feeds.

Additional information – I know you want all the facts. We can’t provide those to you at this point…

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