Evacuation at LAX Airport due to suspicious item

PUBLISHED Mon, October 23, 2017 - 3:32pm EDT
File photo (LA Airport Police)

UPDATE: The all clear has been given and passengers will be allowed to re-enter the evacuated areas.

Police and other emergency services have responded to the international terminal at Los Angeles International Airport after the discovery of a suspicious item, local officials say. The bomb squad is on scene.

The incident began just before noon on Monday when a suspicious item was found in a trash can at the Tom Bradley International Terminal. As a result, the terminal's ticketing and screening areas have been evacuated.

"Bomb Squad on scene conducting [investigation]," the LA Airport Police Department said, providing no further details about the suspicious item.

The police activity at the airport has caused heavy traffic and cars are being directed from the upper level to the lower level. It's not yet known how long the disruption may last.

Other details were not immediately available.

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  Los Angeles, CA     





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