Paul Anthony Ciancia, 23, is a resident of Pennsville, which is in Salem County New Jersey.  New Jersey resident of the same name owns an autobody shop Pennsville NJ.

NBC 4 NY confirms:

The man suspected of trying to shoot his way past a security checkpoint at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday, killing a TSA officer and wounding two other people, is originally from South Jersey.

Paul Ciancia, 23, grew up in Pennsville, Salem County, N.J., according to the town’s police chief. He was wounded in a shootout with police and was taken into custody.

Police say the shooter’s brother got a text message from Ciancia Friday saying he was thinking about taking his life.

A law enforcement official told the AP that the suspect was wearing fatigues and carrying a bag containing a hand-written note that said he “wanted to kill TSA and pigs.”

The official was briefed at LAX on the investigation and requested anonymity because was he was not authorized to speak publicly.

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