Suspect caught in restricted area at LAX

ByABC7.com staff via KABC logo
Saturday, December 26, 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) -- A suspect was detained by Los Angeles International Airport Police after employees caught him in the airfield operations area on Friday.

Rob Pedregon, a spokesperson for LAX police, said the 30-year-old man was spotted by a Southwest Airlines employee walking along a service road within the area, which is a restricted ground not open to the public.

Airport police soon responded and detained the suspect while an investigation was conducted.

He was later taken into custody for a 72-hour psychological evaluation.

No further information was available.