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Reported shooting at LAX false alarm

Flights delayed and terminals evacuated

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - UPDATE: 10:33 p.m.

At least four terminals at Los Angeles International Airport were evacuated today as law enforcement officials responded to what turned out to be false reports of a shooting.

Terminals 4, 5, 7 and 8 were evacuated about 8:50 p.m. as authorities
investigated multiple 911 calls of shots fired, according to broadcast reports.

A variety of media reports said by 9:50 p.m. an ``all-clear'' had been
issued, but that a logjam of vehicles and people stranded by the evacuation of the terminals had brought the airport to a crawl that will take time to untangle.

LAX officials said there were no injuries reported and no evidence of
shots fired.

Police officials said all passengers needed to be re-screened through airport security before being allowed back into the terminal, according to media reports.

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ORIGINAL STORY: 9:45 p.m.

Officials at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) say they did not confirm a shooting Sunday night.

Officials did confirm that flights have been delayed and Terminal 7 has been evacuated.

Stay with KESQ/CBS Local 2 for any updates regarding this story.


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