LAX Terminal Temporarily Evacuated After Phoned Threat Leads to Suspicious Package: LAPD

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The Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX was temporarily evacuated after a telephoned bomb threat on Thursday afternoon, authorities said.

Traffic was being diverted at LAX on July 24, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)
Traffic was being diverted at LAX on July 24, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

Officers were called to the scene at noon, Los Angeles Police Department Officer Joel Morales said.

Photos posted to Twitter showed armed officers inside of the terminal.

The international terminal was evacuated after officers found a package based on a phone threat, according to Bruce Borihanh of LAPD. Within minutes, the situation concluded safely, he said.

Sgt. Belinda Nettles of the Los Angeles Airport Police Department later said in an email that a “nonspecific bomb threat” mentioned an “undetermined location” at the Tom Bradley terminal.

Nothing was found and operations were returned to normal, a spokeswoman for the airport said.

Traffic was temporarily diverted from the upper level of the terminal due to the police activity, according to the airport Police Department’s Twitter account.

About 3 p.m. Thursday, President Barack Obama was slated to fly out of LAX to return to Washington after a two-day trip to Los Angeles.


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