(LOS ANGELES) — A cargo facility at Los Angeles International Airport was briefly evacuated Friday evening after “questionable materials” were reported on a cargo manifest, LAX police said.
The Los Angeles Police Department bomb squad arrived on the scene to investigate after the report was called in at 9:08 p.m. local time. The suspect cargo was reported outside the British Airways cargo area.
A few hours later, LAX police tweeted, “Repopulation of cargo facility taking place near LAX,” with an image of a stamp that reads “Case Closed.”
LAX police said that workers were evacuated from the Mercury Cargo facility as a precaution.
No passengers were evacuated, nor were any terminal areas or commercial airlines affected.
The cargo in question was reported after crews came across its manifest while screening cargo, LAX police said.
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