Reports of bomb threat at LAX, traffic diverted (updated)

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Updated 1:17 p.m.: 

Traffic diversions have ended at the Tom Bradley International Terminal of LAX following a bomb threat, Los Angeles Airport Police shared on twitter.

https://twitter.com/LAAirportPD/status/492400861188878336

Earlier: 

Police are responding to a report of a suspicious package at Los Angeles International Airport Thursday, reports KTLA.

Sgt. Belinda Nettles of Airport Police issued this statement: 

Today at approximately 12:00 p.m., Los Angeles Airport Police responded to a report of telephonic non-specific Bomb threat in an undetermined location at the Tom Bradley International Terminal. More to follow.

Traffic is being diverted from the upper level of the Tom Bradley International Terminal. Officials at LAX are advising commuters to use the lower level traffic lanes to access the terminal. 

Tweet: @LAAirportPD

Tweet: Heavy traffic

President Barack Obama is scheduled to speak at Trade Tech in Los Angeles around 1:15 p.m. Thursday. He is slated to fly out of LAX to return to Washington around 3 p.m., according to KTLA. 

 

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