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Suspicious bag prompts brief evacuation at LAX terminal

September 25, 2013|By Kate Mather
  • The Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX was partially evacuated for a short time Wednesday due to a suspicious bag that turned out to be packed with clothing.
The Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX was partially evacuated… (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times )

The international terminal at Los Angeles International Airport was partially evacuated Wednesday afternoon after a suspicious bag was discovered, authorities said.

The ticketing area of Tom Bradley International Terminal was cleared after the luggage was reported to police about 12:45 p.m., Los Angeles Airport police Sgt. Belinda Nettles said.

Less than an hour later, a Los Angeles Police Department bomb squad had evaluated the bag and determined only clothes were inside, Nettles said. Passengers were allowed back into the terminal about 1:30 p.m.

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