LAX shooting causes delays, groundings at Sea-Tac

SEA-TAC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT -- The shooting at the Los Angeles airport Friday had a ripple effect on airports around the country, including at Sea-Tac, where dozens of flights arrive and depart every day.

seataccopsLAX went into lockdown, halting all flights. There were some flight cancellations at Sea-Tac, and throughout the day most flights from Seattle to Los Angeles were grounded, with many passengers sitting on planes and waiting to eventually take off.

"Any flights headed to LAX will be held on the ground here until they get the OK that they can have a place to land, a place to park once they get to L.A.," said Perry Cooper, spokesman for Sea-Tac. It took a few hours before the mandatory grounding was lifted.

Lillian Myer was on one of the last flights to leave Los Angeles for Seattle, when the news came that a gunman opened fire on TSA agents in the  LAX terminal. Her flight made it to Seattle on time.