LAX Terminal 2 reopens after suspicious package found in ticketing area

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Friday, July 2, 2021
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Terminal 2 was reopened at Los Angeles International Airport after a suspicious packaged prompted an evacuation of the area, officials said.

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- On a busy Fourth of July holiday getaway day, part of a terminal at Los Angeles International Airport was temporarily evacuated Friday morning after a suspicious package was found in a ticketing area, officials said.

The discovery was made about 7 a.m. in the ticketing area of Terminal 2, Los Angeles World Airports said on Twitter.

Traffic was closed on the upper/departures level, and departing passengers were diverted to the lower/arrival level.

The shutdown was impacting traffic for all passengers.

The LAPD bomb squad was summoned to examine the package, and the "all clear" was announced on Twitter at 8 a.m.