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By Samuel Alioto
Observer Staff Writer 

Airport Employee kills himself at Los Angeles international airport Tom Bradley terminal

300 foot fall from balcony by a man who was employed by the airport

 

January 1, 2020

Airport authorities would not initially say how they knew this was a murder rather than a suicide

A uniformed airport employee leapt from the third level of Tom Bradley international terminal, falling to his death three stories below.

Police have described him as a 27-year-old male LAX employee. Paramedics attempted to revive the man after his jump but he was pronounced dead on scene.

The incident which occurred around 8:15 p.m. Sunday night, on a day of peak travel at the nation's busiest airport, shocked passengers in the crowded terminal.

The Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT), sometimes referred as Terminal B has 28 gates: Gates 130-159.

Each gate is equipped with a Safegate Advanced – Visual Docking Guidance System. Nine satellite gates for international flights are located remotely on the west side of the LAX airfield, where passengers are ferried to the gates by bus. The terminal hosts most of the major international airlines, with the exception of those housed in Terminal 2.

This terminal opened for the 1984 Summer Olympic Games and is named for Tom Bradley, the first African-American and longest-serving (20 years) mayor of Los Angeles, and champion of LAX. The terminal is located at the west end of the passenger terminal area between Terminals 3 (Delta Air Lines) and 4 (American Airlines). Tom Bradley International Terminal hosts 29 airlines and handles 10 million passengers per year.

In 2010, modernization efforts resulted in additional space for inline baggage screening, three large alliance-aligned lounges plus

 

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