Suspicious item at LAX prompts employee evacuations, road closures

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A suspicious item prompted airport employees to be temporarily evacuated and some streets to be closed near Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday evening, officials reported.

At around 6:15 p.m., an “anomaly” was observed through an X-ray on a cargo package at Asiana Cargo located in the 5700 block of Century Blvd., according to Karla Rodriguez of Los Angeles Airport Police.

Authorities set up a command post and perimeter, and some employees were evacuated.

Rodriguez said units from the Los Angeles Police Department Bomb Squad responded to the scene to investigate.

By 8:30 p.m., police had cleared the suspicious item and were working to reopen eastbound Century Boulevard between Airport and Aviation which was temporarily closed.

There was no impact to flight operations.

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