Cargo facility near LAX evacuated due to suspicious package probe

A cargo facility for El Al Israel Airlines near Los Angeles International Airport was evacuated on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015. (KABC)

A cargo facility for El Al Israel Airlines near Los Angeles International Airport was temporarily evacuated Wednesday morning due to a suspicious package investigation.

Los Angeles Police Department's bomb squad and LAX police responded to the cargo facility at 5758 Century Blvd. on the eastside of LAX around 6:30 a.m. Police declared the scene all clear around 7 a.m.

Cargo facility employees were evacuated, K-9 units were brought in and side streets off of Aviation and Century boulevards were shut down.

The package was discovered in the staging area for the cargo, not affiliated with passengers. Passenger operations at LAX were not impacted.

No further details were immediately available.

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