‘Suspicious vehicle’ at LAX is cleared after snarling airport traffic

A “suspicious vehicle” led authorities to shut down the departures level of Los Angeles International Airport and divert traffic for more than an hour Wednesday afternoon before the vehicle was cleared.

Just before 4:30 p.m., LAX officials said on Twitter that “the upper/departures level of the airport is closed for investigation.”

“Police have cleared the vehicle causing the security issue and are starting to allow our guests back inside affected areas,” the airport said on Twitter shortly after 6 p.m. “Traffic diversions will end shortly and vehicle traffic will resume on all levels and roads.”

The Los Angeles Police Department said its bomb squad responded after a vehicle was left unattended around 4:00 p.m. Officers found there was no threat to public safety.

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