Crime & Justice

Brief partial evacuation of LAX Terminal 7 over false bomb threat (updated)

File: "LAX" is carved in ice for a media preview of the new Tom Bradley International Terminal.
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Authorities say the ticketing area of a terminal at Los Angeles International Airport was partially evacuated after a man told a ticketing agent he had a bomb in his bag.

Airport police Sgt. Belinda Nettles says there was no actual threat and travelers and employees are being allowed back inside Terminal 7 Thursday morning.

The man was taken into custody around 7:45 a.m. and police set up a perimeter as people were ordered to leave the ticketing area.

No bomb was found and people were allowed back in about an hour later.

The man has been taken to a hospital for a 72-hour mental health evaluation.

Terminal 7 is home to United Airlines and United Express.