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Hawaii vacationers stuck in LA after shooting

Members of law enforcement walk outside LAX. (Source: KTLA/CNN) Members of law enforcement walk outside LAX. (Source: KTLA/CNN)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Roger and Marilyn Arthur should already be on the beach at Ko Olina.  Instead, they are stuck in the Los Angeles airport, waiting for a flight to Honolulu.

The California couple have a timeshare at Ko Olina, and visit every year. 

Their plans are simple, "Hang out, have fun, go on a couple of boat rides," says Roger.

That was all supposed to start Friday.  The same day, Los Angeles Police say 23-year old Paul Anthony Ciancia opened fire in Terminal 3 of LAX.  One TSA employee was killed, two others were wounded.  Police shot Ciancia multiple times in the chest, but he survived the shooting.

Airports all across the country, including Honolulu stepped up security after the attack.  The Department of Transportation's Airport Division called in extra guards, and tightened up security at checkpoints and at the curbs.

Hundreds of flights in and out of Los Angeles were canceled or delayed.

"Very frustrated, but it is what it is.  There's nothing you can do," says Roger who hopes they can re-booked soon, so they can start their annual Hawaiian vacation.

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