LAX: Police evacuate US Airways cargo facility after possible IED found (False Alarm)

UPDATE: 3:25 p.m. Sgt. Belinda Nettles of airport police says that the item has been cleared. “It was computer parts,” she said. 

Police responded to a report of a possible improvised explosive device at a Los Angeles International Airport cargo facility at about 2:10 p.m. on Wednesday.

Here’s the final statement from Los Angeles World Airports police:

“Airport Police responded to a suspicious item at approximately 2:10 p.m., located at Century Blvd and International Blvd at the U.S Airways cargo facility. The LAPD Bomb Squad cleared the item at 3:30 pm. The suspicious item turned out to be a box containing computer parts. The cargo facility was repopulated.”

Though it’s not in the statement, a high-ranking police source told me that when the call came in, it was for a “possible IED.”

LAPD bomb squad and Los Angeles Fire are also on scene, officials said. The incident happened at a cargo facility used by several airlines, including US Airways, at 10080 International Road.

Note: This post was updated to include a new airport police statement at 5:30 p.m.

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