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TSA To Review Security After LAX Shooting

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This photo provided by the FBI shows Paul Ciancia, 23. Accused of opening fire inside the Los Angeles airport, Ciancia was determined to lash out at the Transportation Security Administration.  (AP Photo/FBI) This photo provided by the FBI shows Paul Ciancia, 23. Accused of opening fire inside the Los Angeles airport, Ciancia was determined to lash out at the Transportation Security Administration. (AP Photo/FBI)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration said it would review its policy on officer safety in the wake of the deadly shooting at Los Angeles International Airport.

TSA Administrator John Pistole said Saturday that the agency's officers are "the first line of defense" in airport security. He said the agency would do everything possible to make sure Friday's tragedy was never repeated.

Pistole did not say if that meant arming officers. He spoke outside the home of slain TSA officer Gerardo Hernandez.

The 39-year-old Hernandez was fatally shot Friday when a gunman identified as Paul Ciancia entered LAX's Terminal 3 and began shooting. Five others, including two more TSA workers and the gunman, were injured.

Police said they found a note that indicated Ciancia targeted TSA officers

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