LAX Terminals Evacuated After Crash, Erroneous Reports of Gunfir - WSPA.com

LAX Terminals Evacuated After Crash, Erroneous Reports of Gunfire

Posted: Updated:
Piedmont man dies in accident on Griffin Road Wednesday. Piedmont man dies in accident on Griffin Road Wednesday.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A loud auto crash that some passengers thought was shots being fired and an anonymous call reporting a gunman prompted evacuations Friday night at two terminals of Los Angeles International Airport.

The incidents occurred just three weeks after a gunman killed a security officer and injured three other people at the airport.

Airport police Chief Patrick Gannon said the sound of the crash spurred reports of gunfire among the passengers inside Terminal 5, many of whom ran outside. Police said a driver with a medical emergency caused the crash, which injured three.

In neighboring Terminal 4, airport police received an anonymous call just after the crash reporting a gunman.

Police ordered a complete evacuation of both terminals, but no gunman was found.

Several departing flights were delayed as passengers returned to their gates.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • LAX Terminals Evacuated After Crash, Erroneous Reports of GunfireMore>>

  • News

    News

  • Top StoriesTop StoriesMore>>

  • SWAT Called To Home After Man Locks Himself Inside With A Gun

    SWAT Called To Home After Man Locks Himself Inside With A Gun

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:04 AM EDT2014-09-02 06:04:32 GMT
    Greenville County Sheriff's Office SWAT responded to a domestic disturbance call on Stallings Road Monday night. 
    Greenville County Sheriff's Office SWAT responded to a domestic disturbance call on Stallings Road Monday night. 
  • Laboring On Labor Day: Tradition and Economic Opportunity

    Laboring On Labor Day: Tradition and Economic Opportunity

    Monday, September 1 2014 9:15 PM EDT2014-09-02 01:15:21 GMT
    For some, Labor Day is a farewell to white pants and shoes. For others, it means an extra day of vacation. There are also those who take the day quite literally and cash in on the holiday.For some, Labor Day is a farewell to white pants and shoes. For others, it means an extra day of vacation. There are also those who take the day quite literally and cash in on the holiday.
    For some, Labor Day is a farewell to white pants and shoes. For others, it means an extra day of vacation. There are also those who take the day quite literally and cash in on the holiday.
    For some, Labor Day is a farewell to white pants and shoes. For others, it means an extra day of vacation. There are also those who take the day quite literally and cash in on the holiday.
  • Woman Charged With DUI After 2 Children Die In Boating Accident

    Woman Charged With DUI After 2 Children Die In Boating Accident

    Monday, September 1 2014 5:08 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:08:30 GMT
    Dawn Thompson, 53, of EasleyDawn Thompson, 53, of Easley
    Dawn Thompson, 53, of Easley is charged with two counts of felony DUI  after a five-month old baby and a nine-year old child died after a boat capsized on Lake Hartwell Sunday in the Townville area.

    Dawn Thompson, 53, of Easley is charged with two counts of felony DUI  after a five-month old baby and a nine-year old child died after a boat capsized on Lake Hartwell Sunday in the Townville area.
Powered by WorldNow

250 International Dr.
Spartanburg, S.C. 29303

Telephone: 864.576.7777
Fax: 864.587.5430
Email: webmaster@wspa.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.