Report: LAX police went on break before shooting

Police officers at the Los Angeles International Airport went on break before a fatal shooting of a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent last year, according to a Fox News report.

The airport policemen, who are armed unlike TSA agents, left their stations for breaks without notifying their supervisors, according to the report.

While the officers were on break, a gunman opened fire in the security checkpoint area of the airport’s Terminal 3, resulting in the first ever death in the line of duty of a TSA agent. 

The shooting at LAX airport prompted calls for TSA agents to be armed, though critics of the agency argued against allowing its employees to carry guns.