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Photos from LAX During the Bomb Scare
Today's bomb threat at LAX played out smoothly with no harm to anyone except for heavily clogged traffic and airline customers experiencing some delayed or missed flights. Shortly before 11 a.m., a man approached airport police who were in the midst of a routine traffic stop and told them he was a "terrorist" and that he had a bomb in his backpack. He was detained immediately as officials shut down traffic and waited for LAPD's bomb squad to arrive. Upon searching the bag (some reports say it may have been detonated), police found that it only contained "junk" and operations at the airport began to go back to normal. Throughout the incident, travelers seemed to remain in high spirits.