LAX terminal briefly evacuated after suspicious item found at airport

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LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A terminal at Los Angeles International Airport was briefly evacuated Friday morning after a suspicious item was found, authorities said.

Travelers in Terminal 5 were moved to Terminals 1 and 4 during the investigation, said Dae Levine, an LAX spokesperson.

Videos and photos posted on social media about 9 a.m. showed a large crowd of travelers evacuating the terminal.

Los Angeles Airport Police responded to the suspicious item, and the "all clear" was issued about 9:30 a.m., Levine said.

A detailed description of the item that prompted the incident was not immediately available.