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Unconfirmed reports say a torch exploded. Officials did not comment on reports of injuries. There were no details on the second incident.
Three terminals in the Tom Bradley International Terminal were evacuated. Planes were being allowed to land, but not to take off, a spokesman said.
Originally posted by netbound
The closest airports around lax are santa monica airport and van nuys airport. santa monica airport is open, but it's not a commercial airport. I could get no human on the phone at van nuys airport, only the automated service, so I'm not sure about it.
Viray had no additional information about the security breach but said the scare at the international terminal apparently came when a flashlight battery exploded as it was being screened by a Transportation Security Administration worker.
"When it was going through screening, the TSA individual touched it and at that point it exploded," she said.
Originally posted by deeozz
Valhall, I heard on FOX when they said three airports were shut down too. Not surprisingly, I think they were just trying to make things sound worse than they are. Two of the airports they mentioned were not closed due to what is taking place at LAX. They were Hollywood(Florida) and I think Miami and of course are closed because of the approaching Hurricane.