LAX shooter Paul Ciancia taken to undisclosed location

UPDATE 11:20 a.m.: An FBI spokeswoman tells us Ciancia has been transferred by the U.S. Marshals Service to “federal custody” and is being held at an undisclosed location. No court date has been scheduled.

ORIGINAL POST: Suspected LAX shooter Paul Ciancia was released from Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center on Monday, hospital officials said. He was taken there on Nov. 1 after he was shot by Los Angeles World Airports police who pursued him in Terminal 3.

An FBI spokeswoman couldn’t immediately tell my colleague Larry Altman where Ciancia was taken, but he is most certainly not free. He was likely taken to a federal facility where could be both treated and confined.

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LAX Security: Interview with airport police chief Patrick Gannon (Part 1)


Police gather outside of Terminal 3 at LAX on Nov. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Patrick Gannon is chief of the Los Angeles World Airports police, which puts him in charge of security at Los Angeles International Airport, Van Nuys Airport and L.A./Ontario International Airport. We met Monday for an interview.

Part 1 of the interview here focuses on the Nov. 1 incident at LAX, in which a gunman attacked Transportation Security Administration officers at Terminal 3, killing Gerardo Hernandez  and injuring several others. Part 2 — available on Wednesday — deals with the overall challenges of policing at LAX.

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