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.

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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

By about 10:15, the airport announced a ground stop was in effect and that traffic headed toward the departures area was being blocked by police.

Other than arriving flights, flight operations have been temporarily held.

— LAX Airport (@LAX_Official) November 1, 2013

The airport’s account also tweeted this alert to the news media:

As soon as law enforcement allows, broadcast equipped vans will be allowed to park between terminals 1 and 2 upper/departures level

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