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Wed December 4, 2013
Accused LAX Gunman Ordered Held Pending Trial
Originally published on Wed December 4, 2013 2:53 pm
The man accused of opening fire last month at Los Angeles International Airport, killing a TSA agent, was ordered Wednesday to be held without bond pending his trial.
Judge David Bristow determined that Paul Anthony Ciancia, 23, was a flight risk and a danger to the community.
Ciancia's appearance at a San Bernardino County jail facility where's he's being kept in federal custody is his first in public since the Nov. 1 shooting at LAX's Terminal 3. He was shackled at his hands and feet, and wasn't asked to enter a plea. If convicted, Ciancia faces the death penalty.
As Mark noted at the time, the shooting killed Gerardo Hermandez, a Transportation Security Administration officer, and wounded three other people.
Airport police then shot and wounded Ciancia.
The judge scheduled a preliminary hearing for Dec. 18 and an arraignment for Dec. 26 — both in Los Angeles.