LAX shooter had suicide in mind - NJ Police Chief

By Marc Castro

Nov 02, 2013 06:18 AM EDT

The main suspect in the killing of a Transportation Security Administration employee as well as injuring six other individuals from the shooting rampage at the Los Angeles International Airport was reported to have suicidal thoughts before opening fire to the area. This was confirmed by police authorities investigating the case.

According to New Jersey Police Chief Allen Cummings, in a report made early Friday afternoon, said that the family of the alleged shooter, Paul Anthony Ciancia, mentioned that he wanted to take his own life to his younger brother. The police chief made the revelation in an interview with Associated Press.

The family of the shooter lives in Pennsville while Paul Ciancia resides in Los Angeles. 

What ensued after was a shock to many, despite the era of high airport security. One of the major incidents that required heightened expenditures was attempted bombing of Flight 253 on Christmas Day at the Los Angeles International Airport. Since then, the federal government had planned to spend a new USD1 billion full body scanners, aside from the additional security coming from the Transportation Security Administration, Department of Homeland Security and local law enforcement.

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