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Gun scare briefly grounds flights at LAX, prompts 300 passengers to flee terminal

No shots were fired and no gun was found but two people were detained for questioning, Los Angeles International Airport officials said.
/ Source: Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — A report of someone with a gun prompted hundreds to flee a terminal at Los Angeles International Airport and briefly grounded flights Thursday night, authorities said.

No shots were fired and no gun was found but two people were detained for questioning, according to an LAX tweet.

About 300 people “self-evacuated” from Terminal 1 onto the airfield after the gun report at about 7:30 p.m., airport officials said.

News reports showed dozens of people lined up against a wall near a taxiway.

In the scramble to leave, two people received minor to moderate injuries and one of them was sent to the hospital, LAX reported.

There was no immediate word on their conditions.

The Federal Aviation Administration issued a ground stop for flights but they were allowed to resume within a couple of hours.