Los Angeles airport chief says phone system fixed

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UPDATED: Friday February 28, 2014 7:31 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles airport police chief says the facility's communications system has been fixed after what he termed a glitch prevented a faster response to a gunman last fall.

Chief Patrick Gannon spoke Friday after a state Assembly committee hearing to review the emergency response. He said the system has been tested repeatedly since the shooting and is working properly.

The Associated Press reported Thursday that when the shooting started, a screening supervisor picked up an emergency phone but no location automatically was transmitted to a dispatcher. The supervisor fled without providing any information because the gunman was near.

It took 90 seconds before dispatchers knew where to send police.

Authorities say the gunman targeted Transportation Security Administration officers. One was killed. Two others and a passenger were injured.

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