LAX airport shooting: 'Mythbusters,' James Franco, Nick Jonas and more on the scene
Tory Belleci and Grant Imahara of "Mythbusters" were en route to Delaware for a Punkin Chunkin. Belleci posted several updates on his Twitter feed from the airport. His first message was one of confusion:
"Something crazy is going down at LAX. People running everywhere. We just got evacuated."
When he figured out what was going on, the tweets turned to fear:
"Shooters in #LAX That was f***ing terrifying!"
While Belleci didn't see the incident himself, he talked to someone who did:
"We are being shuttled away from the terminal now. Eye witness said the shooter had an assault riffle."
The Mythbuster also called in to FOX News and described the whole incident:
"It was nuts. I was at Gate 33 and I heard the shots. It didn't really register until everybody came running towards our gate. And we were basically trapped at the end of our gate because the doors were locked. And so everybody was just like jumping over each other, jumping over chairs, hiding behind stuff -- you know, trying to stay low ... It seemed like an eternity until the security was able to actually open up the doors to the gate. And we all ran out down the stairs and on to the tarmac and hid."
The other Mythbuster, Imahara described waiting in the Virgin lounge and then being one of the last ones out of the terminal.
"Virgin promptly locked the lounge doors. About ten minutes later, LAPD armed with automatic weapons arrived to secure the area."
"We're the last to evacuate the terminal."
Interestingly, Imahara also tweeted a picture of something that might be a gun on the airport floor:
"Look at this picture a little closer. Something on the ground."
Other celebrities tweeted from their incoming airplanes. James Franco posted an Instagram photo of himself on an airplane.
"At #lax Some s** *bag shot up the place."
Nick Jonas was on a flight too -- apparently the people on the planes were told what was going on:
"Landed at LAX at to the news that there was a shooting in the terminal my plane was supposed to deplane at."
No celebrities seem to have been close to the shooting itself, but news is still in flux.