LAX terminals evacuated due to bomb threat

The Los Angeles International Airport is seen in this undated file photo.

Authorities evacuated several terminals and a baggage claim area at Los Angeles International Airport to investigate a bomb threat involving a Homeland Security van.

Los Angeles Airport police evacuated a baggage claim area near curbside terminals 3 through 6 and passengers were directed to the upper level terminals.


The FBI received a call around 2 p.m. Saturday from a male suspect who threatened the airport with a bomb, Los Angeles police said. The suspect claimed the bomb was inside a Homeland Security van in a lower level parking lot near Terminal 4.

The bomb squad investigated the scene, eventually giving an all-clear shortly before 4 p.m.

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