Bomb Squad Responds After Suspicious Package Reported at El Al Cargo Facility Near LAX

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Police responded to a report of a suspicious package at El Al Israel’s cargo facility near LAX on Dec. 9, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

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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. 

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