WWII enthusiast with 2 guns, replica war items triggers safety alarm at LAX

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A WWII enthusiast who had two guns and replica war items near LAX raised security concerns Friday, prompting police to temporarily shut down area roads.

A WWII enthusiast who had a replica gun and other replica war items near Los Angeles International Airport raised security concerns Friday morning and prompted police to temporarily shut down roads near the airport, snarling area traffic.

The incident, which was first reported around 8:30 a.m., prompted airport police to shut down the entrance to the airport.

A bomb squad was called to the scene to investigate. Authorities found a replica rifle and replica grenades, which were deemed inert. Police said the man, described as a "World War II enthusiast," was there to pick someone up from the airport.

All roads were eventually reopened.

Some travelers stuck in traffic were seen running from their vehicles toward the terminal in a bid to make their flights.

Traffic remained heavy in the area after the incident.
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