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3 LAX terminals shut after guard leaves post

September 4, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Three terminals at the Los Angeles International Airport were shut down briefly after an airport contract worker left an exit from a secure area unattended.A spokesman for the Transportation Security Administration said an officer discovered around 4:30 a.m. that an exit from one of the terminals were unguarded.

Three checkpoints were closed and officers reviewed security footage from all three exits.

The videotapes showed that no one entered the secure area through the exit while it was unguarded. TSA authorities are reviewing how long the exit was left unattended.

Airport spokesman Marshal Lowe says all terminals are now open. He says five arrivals and three departures were slightly delayed.

Officials said the incident will be investigated.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.