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NJ Police: Dad Called, Worried About LAX Suspect

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PENNSVILLE, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey police chief said the Los Angeles airport shooting suspect had apparently made references to suicide.

Pennsville Chief Allen Cummings said Paul Ciancia's father called him early Friday afternoon saying another of his children had received a text message from the suspect "in reference to him taking his own life."

Cummings said the elder Ciancia asked him for help in locating Paul, according to Cummings. The chief says he called Los Angeles police, which sent a patrol car to Ciancia's apartment.

There, two roommates said they had seen him Thursday and that he was fine.

Cummings said he told Ciancia's father that because of the son's age, he couldn't take a missing persons report. He says his department had no dealings with the younger Paul Ciancia.

A law enforcement official speaking on condition of anonymity identified the suspect as the younger Ciancia.

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