Reports of shots at Los Angeles airport false alarm

Los Angeles, Aug 29 (IANS) The police have confirmed that loud noises thought to be shots at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Sunday night were a false alarm.

“Report of shooting at LAX proven to be loud noises only. No shots fired, no injuries. Investigation continues to locate source,” Andy Neiman, Commanding Officer of Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Media Relations tweeted early Monday morning.

Police searched the airport following unconfirmed reports of a shooting at the facility, CNN reported.

“All precautions being taken to ensure safety of public. Remain calm. Thank you for your cooperation,” the Los Angeles Airport Police Department tweeted.

The Federal Aviation Administration issued a ground stop at the airport due to security checks.

The ground stop lasted only 20 minutes and was lifted 1.00 a.m., CNN noted.

However, the Upper/Departures and Lower/Arrivals levels of Central Terminal Area (CTA) were closed.



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