Bomb Squad Responds After Suspicious Package Reported at El Al Cargo Facility Near LAX
Authorities gave the all clear after a suspicious package at an El Al cargo facility near Los Angeles International Airport prompted a response from an LAPD bomb squad on Wednesday morning.
The bomb squad arrived at the facility — located at 5758 Century Boulevard — around 6:30 a.m., a tweet from the LAX Police Department indicated.
The response came after an X-ray unit detected some kind of chemical in a package that was passing through a machine, LAX police Sgt. Gilbert said.
A bomb squad had been called in as part of standard procedure, according to Gilbert.
The liquid was later determined to be non-hazardous, LAX police tweeted shortly after 7 a.m.
An unknown amount of employees were temporarily evacuated from the facility while police investigated.
KTLA’s Irving Last contributed to this story.