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Update: Alleged LAX Shooter Paul Ciancia Carried Anti-Government Note

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Update 7 p.m.:

The alleged Los Angeles International Airport gunman carried a note with him today which suggested he was anti-government and expected to die in an airport shootout, according to law enforcement sources.

The suspect has been identified by the FBI as Paul Ciancia, 23. He is believed to have homes in Los Angeles and Pennsville, N.J.

The note found at the scene ended with the letters "NWO," according to law enforcement sources, which is believed to stand for "New World Order." Law enforcement sources also said a large number of .223 caliber rounds were found at the airport.

Earlier today, Ciancia's father contacted police in Pennsville, N.J., with the concern that his son may be suicidal, Chief Allen Cummings of the Pennsville Police Department told ABC News.

"Their younger child got a text message from Paul stating that there were some comments in there about his well being and he wanted to possibly take his own life," Cummings said.

Cummings said he called the LAPD today and asked for officers to "try to get a well-being check" on Ciancia.

Officers went to Ciancia's apartment before the shooting and talked to his roommates, Cummings said.

Around the time of the shooting, LAPD officers called Cummings, unaware that Ciancia was the gunman, to let him know that they had satisfactorily completed the well-being check.

Authorities said they believe Ciancia acted alone, however they will investigate whether he has any ties to domestic terrorists.

Los Angeles World Airports Police Chief Patrick Gannon said the shooter was armed with an assault rifle, blasted his way past airport screeners and "got back very far into the terminal." Gannon said the shooter initially opened fire before "proceeding up into the screening area" where he shot at TSA officers.

Police "tracked him through the airport... and engaged him in gunfire," Gannon said, eventually taking him into custody.

One TSA officer was fatally wounded, while several others were hit by gunfire.

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Update 2 p.m.:

Three people, including a TSA officer, have been shot at Los Angeles International Airport and a suspect is in custody, police told ABC News.

Police were trying to determine whether there could be a second gunman.

The shooting took place inTerminal 3, TSA confirmed to ABC. The shooting sent hundreds of passengers streaming out of the terminal with many fleeing onto the airport runway.

Three people were wounded and one was identified as a TSA agent.

The gunman, police said, was "neutralized."

The LAPD said it was on "tactical alert due to a major incident" at the airport and the fire department said they were assisting at a multi-patient incident.

At least two people were seen being transported into ambulances.

No planes are flying in or out of the airport.

An eyewitness, Leon Saryan, told ABC News Radio that a "fairly young" gunman with a rifle came down a corridor in Terminal 3 and shot perhaps 20 times.

A TSA officer holding Saryan's shoes was shot and wounded, he told ABC.

Saryan said the gunman asked him, "Are you TSA?"

"He saw me. He looked at me with a quizzical look and said, 'TSA?' And I just shook my head. So he moved on," Saryan said.

Terry Malloy, who was in the airport at the time of the shooting, told ABC News she heard at least three shots fired.

"I was sitting there, and I heard the alarm go off like when the door opens. I saw all these people charging down this ramp going in a million different directions. Everyone started looking at each other (like) what are we going to do, and I saw the ticket agent go behind the counter, and then I heard shots," Malloy said.

"I ran out to one of the piers," she said. "Someone opened one of the doors, and then we literally ran right onto the runway. We saw airport police charging down the runway with their doors open," he said.

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Los Angeles - Several people have been shot at Los Angeles airport and a suspect is in custody, police told ABC News.

It is unclear whether there are other suspects.

Law enforcement and emergency personnel have flooded Terminal 3 at the airport, where the shooting took place.

The LAPD said they were on "tactical alert due to a major incident" at the airport and the fire department said they were assisting at a multi-patient incident.

At least two people were seen being transported into ambulances.

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