LOS ANGELES — One traveler says he was at a Starbucks in Terminal 3 of the Los Angeles airport this morning when he heard gunfire erupt.
Ben Rosen says he saw people start running in all directions, and others crouching on the ground. He got on the ground as well — and then more gunshots erupted. He says police arrived with guns drawn, and told everyone to put their hands up. They were then led into another terminal.
Rosen says as they were led out, they saw broken glass from a window that looked like it had been shot out.
When this morning’s shooting began, some passengers who already had cleared security rushed onto the tarmac, while others were locked down in airport restaurants and lounges.
An air traffic controller says his colleagues in the control tower saw passengers spilling from the terminal onto the tarmac, ‘‘getting out as fast as they could.’’