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Suspicious Package Under Investigation at LAX, Expect Traffic Mess [UPDATED]

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Police are investigating a suspicious package found in a parking structure elevator at Los Angeles International Airport.

Authorities have set up a command post between Terminals 1 and 2 to facilitate their investigation, according to City News Service.

To accommodate their efforts, authorities are restricting traffic on the the lower level access road at the airport, causing major traffic problems. Those headed in or out of the airport can expect delays.


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What the status of the "suspicious package" is remains unclear. NBC Los Angeles adjusted their online content to indicate the incident was phoned-in bomb threat and was being handled by LAX police with the FBI.