LAPD Bomb Squad Responds to LAX After FBI Learns of Threat

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Traffic was backed up at LAX as LAPD investigated a bomb threat on Dec. 30, 2014. (Credit: LAX)

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An LAPD bomb squad responded to Los Angeles International Airport Tuesday night after the FBI received a statement regarding a bomb threat, authorities said.

The FBI initially alerted airport police about 7:30 p.m. regarding the threat, which affected Terminal 2, according to a statement from LAX spokeswoman Karla Ortiz.

The threat was received by telephone, Lourdes Ochoa with the FBI told KTLA.

A bomb squad from the Los Angeles Police Department was sent to the airport, while a command post was established on the airport’s lower levels between terminals 1 and 2, Ortiz said.

The terminal was not evacuated.

The scene was cleared after nothing was found, Ochoa said.

KTLA’s Nidia Becerra Tijerino contributed to this story.

 

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