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Hotel Near LAX Evacuated After Reports Of Meth Cooking Inside A Room

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Reports of someone cooking methamphetamine inside a hotel room has led to the evacuation of an Embassy Suites in El Segundo near LAX.

According to ABC-7, the incident began around 1:37 p.m. this afternoon when a guest at the hotel told management someone was cooking meth inside a room. The Daily Breeze reports that one man who booked the room was detained for questioning and taken to the hospital. He also told the hotel manager that there were others who were cooking the meth, but when police arrived, they found no one inside.

KTLA reports that the area around the hotel, which is located at 1400 Imperial Ave., very close to the heavy-traffic area of LAX, is closed to the public, so drivers who need to use that area should plan accordingly.

El Segundo police said that two police officers who responded to the call were transported to a local hospital because they were overcome by fumes.