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LAX Terminal 6 partially evacuated due to a suspicious bag (updated)

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Authorities say a terminal at Los Angeles International Airport has been partially evacuated after a suspicious bag was found.

Airport police Sgt. Belinda Nettles says the bag was reported at about 7 a.m. Tuesday at Terminal 6, leading to a partial evacuation. There are no details about how many people were evacuated.

Nettles says the bag's owner was located and is being interviewed.

Los Angeles police sent a bomb squad to examine the bag.

Authorities say no threats were made.

The airport also is dealing with intermittent road closures because of a construction project.

UPDATE 8:41 a.m. The terminal has reopened, KNX1070 reports

UPDATE 1:35 p.m. The bag, which was removed from the terminal so the terminal could resume opertions, turned out to be a "microphone packed inside a hard plastic container with a twist cap" according to an airport statement. It was determined to not be a threat, but authorities continued to detain the owner of the bag. The suspicious item was reported at 7:12 a.m. by authorities who found it during checked-bag screening, and the area was considered secure by 11:05 a.m.

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