Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) was at a standstill on Monday afternoon after reports of a suspicious package triggered major police activity in the area. LAX officials received reports just before 1 p.m. of the suspicious package, leading to both lower and upper-level traffic being diverted and no traffic allowed past Terminal 3.
Authorities gave the all-clear around 2 p.m., and normal operations resumed, but travelers were warned to expect residual delays. There was no immediate information on the nature of the suspicious package.
The incident caused a significant disruption, with travelers reporting chaos and frustration at the airport as police dealt with the situation. It’s just the latest incident in a string of security scares at LAX, which is one of the busiest airports in the world.
In response to the security scare, LAX officials reminded passengers to report any suspicious activity or unattended items immediately to airport security or law enforcement. While the all-clear has been given, travelers should remain vigilant and aware of their surroundings as they make their way through the airport.