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.”
“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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