Suspicious Bag Briefly Evacuates LAX Terminal

By: CBS/AP (Posted by Kion Hudson)
By: CBS/AP (Posted by Kion Hudson)

(CBS/AP)-- A terminal at Los Angeles International Airport was partially evacuated Tuesday after a suspicious bag was found. The evacuated terminal was re-opened later in the morning.

Airport police Sgt. Belinda Nettles said the bag was reported at about 10 a.m. ET Tuesday at Terminal 6, leading to a partial evacuation. There are no details about how many people were evacuated.

CBS Radio station KNX-AM reports from the airport that travelers were allowed back into the terminal after 11:30 a.m. ET. The terminal services Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air and some United Airlines flights, among other carriers.

Nettles said the bag's owner was located and is being interviewed.

Los Angeles police sent a bomb squad to examine the bag. Canine units were also brought to the scene, KNX-AM reports.

Authorities said no threats were made.

The airport also is dealing with road closures because of a construction project.

Three lanes on passenger arrival levels near the Tom Bradley International Terminal were closed Tuesday.


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