On Friday, travel across the United States and especially through Los Angeles was severely affected after a gunman shot and killed a TSA agent and wounded several other people at Los Angeles International Airport (more popularly known as LAX) before being shot and taken into custody. According to the Los Angeles Times, the rampage temporarily halted traffic at the nation's third-busiest airport, stranding thousands of passengers and causing dozens of flights to be diverted to other airports. The shooting caused chaos at LAX and affected more than 1,500 flights and 167,000 passengers.
According to CNN citing sources at the airport, an additional 40 flights were affected on Saturday, including 30 that were canceled, involving about 4,000 passengers.
By Sunday, the paper reported that flights were back on schedule with no delays, an that everything was back on schedule.
Transportation Security Administration agent Gerardo Hernandez was the lone fatality in the attack, and is the first TSA officer to die in the line of duty since the agency was created in 2001. Paul Ciancia of Los Angeles is charged with murder of a federal officer and commission of violence in an international airport. He was shot by officers Friday and was in critical condition at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center on Sunday.