Airport bomb threat leads to brief evacuation
- Associated Press
- April 17, 2014 - 11:30 AM
LOS ANGELES — Authorities say the ticketing area of a terminal at Los Angeles International Airport was partially evacuated after a man said he had a bomb in his bag.
Airport police Sgt. Belinda Nettles says there was no actual threat and travelers and employees have been allowed back inside Terminal 7 Thursday morning.
The man was taken into custody around 7:45 a.m. and police set up a perimeter as people were ordered to leave the ticketing area.
No bomb was found and people were allowed back in about an hour later.
The man has been taken to a hospital for a 72-hour mental health evaluation.
Terminal 7 is home to United Airlines and United Express.
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