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Memorial held at LAX for victims of 2002 attack

Posted: July 5, 2012 9:06 a.m.
Updated: July 5, 2012 9:06 a.m.


LOS ANGELES (AP) — A memorial has been held for victims of a July 4, 2002, attack at Los Angeles International Airport that left three dead — including the shooter — and four others wounded.

Israel's consul general and an official of El Al airline spoke Wednesday during the event at the Tom Bradley International Terminal.

Authorities say an Egyptian national from Irvine, Hesham Hadayet, opened fire at an El Al ticket counter at the terminal. The shooting killed El Al employee Vicky Hen and Yaakov Aminov, a North Hollywood diamond importer.

Hadayet was shot by an El Al security guard.

The FBI called it a terrorist attack. Authorities say Hadayet was despondent over a failing business and personal problems, and angered by Israel's treatment of Palestinians.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.



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