LAX terminals evacuated due to bomb threat

ByABC7.com staff via KABC logo
Saturday, September 5, 2015
The Los Angeles International Airport is seen in this undated file photo.
The Los Angeles International Airport is seen in this undated file photo.
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LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- 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.