Unattended Bags Prompt Evacuation of 3 LAX Terminals on Busy Holiday Travel Day

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Passengers were temporarily evacuated from three terminals at Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday morning as authorities investigated reports of suspicious bags.

Officials ordered the evacuation of Terminal 6 around 9:30 a.m. after a police dog sniffed a suspicious bag in the transfer area for luggage, beneath an airline ticketing booth.

While authorities examined the bag, another report of a second unattended bag left under a pedestrian bridge prompted the evacuation of Terminal 7.

Airport operations were shut down briefly, and passengers were allowed back in about 15 minutes later, said LAX spokeswoman Mary Grady.

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