2 People Detained at Los Angeles Airport After Reports of Armed Individual: Officials

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A record  representation  of Los Angeles International Airport taken connected  Aug. 9, 2021. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)

A record representation of Los Angeles International Airport taken connected Aug. 9, 2021. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)

Approximately 300 passengers were evacuated from Los Angeles International Airport’s Terminal 1 onto the airfield, leaving 2 radical injured.

Two radical were detained astatine the Los Angeles International Airport aft airdrome officers responded to reports of an idiosyncratic with a firearm connected Thursday evening.

In a statement, LAX said a information incidental was reported astatine astir 7:30 p.m., which prompted the self-evacuation of immoderate 300 passengers from Terminal 1 onto the airfield. Flights were temporarily grounded, earlier the airdrome afloat reopened by 9:12 p.m.

Police said that by 7:50 p.m. determination was nary menace oregon progressive shooter astatine the airport, according to a connection from LAX. No shots were fired and nary limb was recovered, the airdrome added.

Two radical sustained insignificant to mean injuries during the self-evacuation, and were treated by the Los Angeles Fire Department, the airdrome said.

Nicholas Prange of the Los Angeles Fire Department told KTLA 5 that a 40-year-old antheral was injured, but didn’t necessitate aesculapian attraction successful hospital, portion different person, whose property and sex are unknown, was taken to a section hospital.

Speaking with ABC7 soon aft the incident, 1 rider said the aviator said idiosyncratic believed they saw an idiosyncratic with a firearm and shouted, “Gun!”

“All runways are unfastened and postulation is moving normally. Check your formation accusation successful lawsuit of changes tonight,” LAX said successful its latest update connected Twitter.

“Passengers who self-evacuated from Terminal 1 earlier tin reclaim their belongings astatine baggage assertion wrong the little level of Terminal 1,” the airdrome added.

One societal media user, who claims she was successful Terminal 1 astatine the clip of the incident, wrote connected Twitter that she and her person “were frightened for our lives.”

“The full concern and the hours aft person been handled truthful poorly,” she wrote.

Isabel van Brugen

Isabel van Brugen



Isabel van Brugen is an award-winning writer and presently a quality newsman astatine The Epoch Times. She holds a master's successful paper journalism from City, University of London.

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