Suspect in custody at LAX who falsely claimed to have explosive

Authorities closed down the lower level of terminal 2 at the Los Angeles International Airport. (KABC)

A suspect was taken into custody Friday afternoon at Los Angeles International Airport who falsely claimed to have an explosive, police said.

The lower level of Terminal 2 at LAX had been evacuated and traffic was being diverted, but it was reopened shortly after 3 p.m.

A bomb squad responded to the scene after the initial call came in around 1:30 p.m.

No explosive was found, police said. The man is being sent for a mental-health evaluation.
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