Reported Shooting at LAX Was a False Alarm

Four terminals were evacuated at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Sunday for a reported shooting. Police received multiple 911 calls reporting that shots had been fired. Terminals 4,5,7 and 8 were evacuated around 8:50 p.m.

Police issued the all-clear by 9:50 after the incident was determined to be a false alarm. According to LAX officials, no one was injured and there was no evidence any shots had been fired. However, the evacuation slowed down airport operations and everyone who was evacuated had to be re-screened by security before they could reenter.

According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the emergency calls were in response to loud noises, not gunshots. It is still not clear where the loud noises came from.

In December, Los Angeles experienced another threat, that time within their school district. More than 1,000 public schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District were shut down after the district received an email threatening an attack on the schools with bombs and assault rifles. Federal officials later determined the threat was likely a hoax. The New York Education Department received almost the exact same threat the same day. However, New York officials determined the threat was not credible early on and did not cancel classes.

“It’s always important to take every threat seriously. Thankfully, airport staff and police were quick to assess and diffuse the situation,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

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DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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