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.

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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.