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Los Angeles, California / Airport Shooting / Investigation / Airport Security #704801

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jul 05, 2002
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: George Lewis) The identification of the gunman at the El Al airline ticket counter in Los Angeles as Hesham Mohamed Hadayet†† reported; details given of the investigation into the shooting; photo shown of Hadayet's body in Los Angeles International Airport. [FBI spokesman Matthew McLAUGHLIN†- says Hadayet stabbed one of the security guards.] [Hadayet's neighbor Scott CARSTENS†- says Hadayet removed the "Read Koran" sticker from his door until before the shooting.] [FBI special agent Richard GARCIA†- says there is no sign that the shooting was terrorism.] [Hadayet's uncle Hassan MAHFOUZ††- says he does not think Hadayet killed anyone.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Washington: Pete Williams) Questions about tightening airport security after the El Al attack reported. [Former El Al security chief Isaac YEFFET†- encourages restricting the number of people inside the terminal.] [Air Travelers Assn. David STEMPLER†- says professional law enforcement should protect travelers.]

Lewis, George;
Williams, Brian;
Williams, Pete

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