Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Office Scott Brockman has released the following statement regarding the shooting at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday morning that killed a TSA agent and wounded at least six others.
“Details about the shooting that occurred at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) today are still emerging. Certainly, our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families. Thus far, the incident affected our operations at Memphis International Airport (MEM). The next non-stop flight to LAX from Memphis is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Delta. At this point, travelers should check with Delta to obtain status updates.
Our primary concern at Memphis International Airport is the security and safety of our employees and passengers. We have strong security procedures in place and have the ability to respond quickly should threats arise. MEM has its own highly-trained police force. The individuals working for the Airport Police are trained in all types of emergency response situations. In addition, the Airport Authority conducts active shooter training for our employees and stakeholders.”