3 Nov 2013

Los Angeles airport shooting suspect on murder charge

5:13 pm on 3 November 2013

The man suspected of carrying out Friday's gun attack at Los Angeles Airport has been charged with murder.

Prosecutors say the death penalty could be sought if Paul Anthony Ciancia, 23, is convicted. He is in hospital after being shot by police.

A federal US security agent was killed and others wounded in the attack. Police are attempting to establish a motive for the assault.

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) has now reopened fully.

About 1550 flights with 167,000 passengers were affected, airport spokeswoman Nancy Castles said.

US Attorney Andre Birotte said Mr Ciancia was also charged with commission of violence at an international airport.