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Aug 29, 2016

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Hundreds of people were evacuated from the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Sunday night after police reported of an active shooter in a terminal.

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) said the reports of the shooter had come from two callers, but there was no confirmation of what was exactly happening, CBS News reported. Airport police say they are searching terminals on Sunday night, but there is no confirmation of any shootings or injuries.

The Los Angeles Airport Police also could not confirm the reports of a shooter, saying there was no evidence to confirm the claims, but an investigation was underway. According to a report by Times Now, one person has been detained by the police. The report remains unconfirmed.

According to a report by Associated Press, scores of people could be seen on social media and on TV news running from the terminal out on to the sidewalks and streets. Many other evacuees are standing on the airport tarmac.

Airport police say traffic to the terminal area has been closed. Several passengers have been moved out of the airport.

With inputs from IANS

First Published On : Aug 29, 2016 10:31 IST

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