LAX Shooter Paul Anthony Ciancia’s ‘Anti-Gov’t’ Literature Included Note Targeting ‘TSA and Pigs’

On Friday afternoon, the Los Angeles airport shooter was identified as Paul Anthony Ciancia, a 23-year-old L.A. resident with “strong anti-government views.” Those views were reportedly based on literature he had on him at the time he was incapacitated by L.A. police. According to a report by the Associated Press, that literature included a note in which Ciancia said he “wanted to kill TSA and pigs.”

RELATED: NBC News’ Pete Williams: LAX Shooter Paul Anthony Ciancia Had ‘Strong Anti-Government Views’

“AP reports that LAX shooting Paul Ciancia, from New Jersey, was wearing fatigues and had note saying he “wanted to kill TSA and pigs,’” read a tweet aggregating the AP’s report from the Philadelphia Inquirer.

NBC News reporter Pete Williams said that the reports which indicated Ciancia harbored anti-government views was based on the literature he carried on him, but that there were no warnings about the shooter on government databases identifying him as an anti-government threat.

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