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LAX's departures level reopens after bomb squad clears suspicious item

March 12, 2012 |  4:55 pm

A plane takes off at LAX

A suspicious item found at 2:40 p.m. Monday in Terminal 2 of Los Angeles International Airport resulted in a temporary evacuation of all passengers and airport employees, airport officials said.

The item was discovered in a ticketing lobby on the east end of the terminal's departures level. Authorities stopped all vehicle traffic entering the airport's departures level.

Airport law enforcements responded to the scene. An LAPD bomb squad later identified the item as a nonthreatening “miscellaneous item,” officials said.

All LAX traffic and Terminal 2 have reopened.

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Photo: A plane takes off from Los Angeles International Airport. Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

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