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LAX Terminal 3 ‘Fully Open’ Day After Deadly Shooting

”LAX is expected to return completely to normal operations by the end of today,“ the official Twitter account of Los Angeles International Airport tweeted

The day after a deadly shooting, Los Angeles International Airport’s Terminal 3 has been reopened.

Shortly after 1 p.m. PT Saturday, the official Twitter handle for LAX tweeted out the follow: “T3 is fully open now.” Subsequent tweets discussed “layered” security measures and urged travelers to contact their airlines for flight status information.

“LAX is expected to return completely to normal operations by the end of today,” another tweeted read, adding, “Vehicular traffic has been normal all day.”

Also read: LAX Shooter Kills TSA Agent, Prompts Mass Evacuation and Lockdown; Suspect Identified

A subsequent tweet estimated that a total of 40 flights — departures and arrivals — were affected Saturday, including approximately 30 cancellations and 10 delays, affecting about 4,000 passengers.

On Friday morning, 23-year-old Los Angeles resident Paul Ciancia allegedly opened fire at a security checkpoint inside LAX’s Terminal 3, killing a TSA officer. TheWrap first reported that the victim, 39-year-old Gerardo Hernandez, was the husband of Ana Machuca, a manager of worldwide marketing budgets at Warner Bros.

Three others were wounded before Ciancia was shot and taken into custody.

Here are some of the relevant tweets regarding the terminal’s reopening: