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Obama calls officials after deadly LAX shooting

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November 1, 2013 09:52 PM EST | AP


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has called the head of the Transportation Security Administration to express his condolences to the families and friends of the TSA officer who was shot and killed at Los Angeles International Airport and the two other officers who were wounded.

Authorities say a 23-year-old man was taken into custody after the shooting Friday.

The White House says Obama told TSA Administrator John Pistole that he is grateful for all the brave TSA personnel who protect the nation's transportation systems.

Obama also spoke with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to express his gratitude for those who responded to the shooting.

The White House says Obama received briefings about the shooting throughout the day.