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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Los Angeles International Airport is getting back to normal Saturday after a shooter targeting TSA officers opened fire Friday morning.

Federal prosecutors have filed murder charges against the suspect, 23-year-old Paul Ciancia, for the death of TSA agent Gerardo Hernandez.

The FBI has also revealed Ciancia was dropped off at the airport. And normal operations have now resumed in the terminal where the shooting took place.

Authorities say the suspect had a note that said he wanted to kill at least one TSA officer and didn't care which one. Authorities are now going to look into this man's past and try and figure out what set him off.

"Trying day yesterday for everyone involved. As we mentioned yesterday, we'll mention again that our hearts go out to the TSA officer that was shot and killed," LAX police chief Patrick Gannon said.

Authorities say the suspect killed 39-year-old Gerardo Hernandez and wounded several others including two more TSA agents.

Saturday, the widow of Hernandez addressed the media.

"He was a wonderful husband, father, brother, son and friend...Gerardo would have been 40 next week. I am truly devastated. We are all heartbroken," Ana Hernandez said.

The big question now is why. Former San Diego special agent Keith Slotter says in a lone wolf attack, answering that isn't easy.

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Saturday, the country's third busiest airport was back to business as usual. Ciancia may be in custody but LAX police say travelers can expect a high profile police presence for the foreseeable future.

"We're confident that we're trying to do everything we possibly can do to keep this airport safe," Gannon said.  

In their news conference Saturday, the FBI asked that was at LAX and may have taken photos or video too please contact them. They say no tip is too small.

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