A bomb threat was reportedly issued at the Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday. Police are responding to an item at the US Airways cargo area.
UPDATE at 3:25 p.m. – LAX said the situation is now clear. “Update: the suspicious item has been cleared and code 4 by LAPD Bomb Squad,” it said.
“Airport Police is responding to a suspicious item at US Airways cargo facility. LAPD Bomb Squad is enroute. Stay tuned,” LAX wrote on Twitter minutes earlier.
Before that, California-based airport reporter Brian Sumers said that LAPD bomb units were called to the US Airways terminal cargo facility.
Evacuations are underway, he wrote on Twitter.
Sumers wrote that it is a “possible IED.”
The fire department said the threat was called in at 2:21 p.m. local time.
“I’m not there, but the evacuated US Airways cargo facility at #LAX is located at 10080 International Road. Probably want to avoid area,” wrote Sumers. He wrote: “For the possible IED at @USAirways #LAX cargo facility. “Item was upgraded to suspicious after canine alerted to the item.” – police say.”
Julie Sone with ABC Los Angeles also confirmed the bomb threat at the US Airways cargo area. She said a “suspicious package” was found, according to her Twitter account.