LAX traffic snarled amid investigation of suspicious item near airport; Century Boulevard reopened

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Police and firefighters responded to a report of a suspicious item at a major intersection outside Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday morning, briefly snarling traffic just as the Thanksgiving travel rush was getting underway.

The investigation began about 8:45 a.m. at Century Boulevard and Avion Drive, according to Los Angeles Airport police. Century was closed east of Sepulveda Boulevard and west of Airport Boulevard.

Travelers were urged to use alternative routes to access the airport during the shutdown, while other motorists were encouraged to avoid the area.


About 30 minutes later, the Police Department announced on Twitter that a bomb squad had "cleared the item no hazard" and all street closures were lifted.
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