Another IED threat brings bomb squad to LAX

A woman at Los International Airport claimed to have a improvised explosive device in the parking garage adjacent to American Airlines’ Terminal 4 at about 1 a.m. this morning, a police source told me.

Police established a perimeter and the LAPD bomb squad was called in, Sgt. Belinda Nettles of Los Angeles World Airports police said. The bomb squad cleared the garage at about 1:45 a.m. Friday, Nettles said.

After the incident, the woman was taken to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and placed on a 72-hour psychiatric hold, Nettles said.

This was the second bomb scare within six hours at LAX. At around 6 p.m., the bomb squad was called out to investigate an unattended bag at Terminal 3. That item was also cleared. The L.A. Times has a short article about that scare.

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