VIDEO: False Report of Gunman at Los Angeles International Airport Caused Panic!

Mon Aug 29, 2016 22:02:33

Reports of a gunman opening fire that turned out to be false caused panicked evacuations at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday night, while flights to and from the airport saw major delays.

A search through terminals brought no evidence of a gunman or shots fired, according to a Los Angeles police spokesman.

The reports were spurred by loud noises only, and police were still investigating to find the source of them, the spokesman said.

Airport officials said that a person wearing a Zorro costume was detained during the incident, but it wasn't yet clear whether the person had any connection to the evacuation.

The incident stirred chaos as hundreds of people rushed from terminals on to sidewalks or the tarmac.

And it left a mess with three terminals shut down, roads closed and flights held in the air and on the ground. All terminals and roads into the airport had been reopened by 11 p.m. PDT, about two hours after the initial reports, officials said.

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