Los Angeles International Airport evacuated because of security threat

Los Angeles International Airport evacuated because of security threat

Sunday, June 20, 2010 8:35:00 AM by Aishwarya Bhatt

Los Angeles, Jun 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Los Angeles International Airport needed to be evacuated for a short duration of time, when there was a security threat. According to the police, a man came inside the terminal and “made threatening statements”. According to a spokesperson of the airport, the man forcefully took the luggage of another passenger and then he ran inside the terminal, and started shouting that he had a bomb. This happened around 5 pm on Saturday.

Needless to say, when the bomb threat was made, then there was panic all around. So as a precautionary measure, the police officials present at the airport cleared the upper departure level of the Tom Bradley International Terminal. The police caught hold of the suspect and took him into custody. Then they also conducted a thorough security sweep in order to rule out the presence of any kind of bombs. After the police was satisfied that there wasn’t any bomb, then they reopened the terminal at around 5:30 pm.

So the Los Angeles International Airport was closed for around 30 minutes, because of a bomb scare, which later turned out to be a hoax. Many departing flights were also delayed as a result.

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