LAX Shooting Suspect Paul Ciancia To Appear In Court

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man charged with killing a Transportation Security Administration officer during an attack at LAX last month is scheduled to make his first court appearance Wednesday.

Authorities say 23-year-old Paul Ciancia will have his first court hearing at a San Bernardino County jail. He’s being housed at the facility in federal custody.

Investigators say Ciancia had a vendetta against the federal government and targeted TSA officers when he pulled a semi-automatic rifle from a bag and fatally shot Gerardo Hernandez. Ciancia was shot and wounded by airport police Nov. 1 as passengers scrambled to safety.

Ciancia is charged with killing Hernandez and wounding three other people, including two other TSA officers. The charges carry a potential death sentence.

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