Suspicious bag prompts brief evacuation at LAX terminal

The Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX was partially evacuated for a short time Wednesday due to a suspicious bag that turned out to be packed with clothing.
(Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

The international terminal at Los Angeles International Airport was partially evacuated Wednesday afternoon after a suspicious bag was discovered, authorities said.

The ticketing area of Tom Bradley International Terminal was cleared after the luggage was reported to police about 12:45 p.m., Los Angeles Airport police Sgt. Belinda Nettles said.

Less than an hour later, a Los Angeles Police Department bomb squad had evaluated the bag and determined only clothes were inside, Nettles said. Passengers were allowed back into the terminal about 1:30 p.m.



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