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LAX Terminal Evacuated-1,800 Delayed  
User currently offlinePlateMan From United States of America, joined May 2007, 923 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 7287 times:

Didn't see this posted so a man's comments caused the evacuation of an unnamed terminal at LAX, delaying 1,800 passengers.

I wonder what he said or if this was an overreaction? What do you all think?

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,330990,00.html

From FOX News:
LOS ANGELES — Authorities say a "suspicious comment" from an airline passenger forced the evacuation of a terminal at Los Angeles International Airport for two hours.

Airport spokesman Albert Rodriguez says a man on a Southwest Airlines flight from El Paso, Texas made the comment Sunday afternoon at about 2 p.m.


[Edited 2008-02-17 20:31:42]


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User currently offlineSuper80DFW From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 1692 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 7280 times:

Probably Terminal 1 then.


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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25077 posts, RR: 46
Reply 2, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 7232 times:

Sadly, a pretty common event. Terminals get evacuated on a near weekly basis due to dumb passengers, unattended bags, or some other security issue.

In this case an idiot having arrived off Southwest 1182 made a comment to another passenger about having explosives in his baggage.

Another reason why LAX design of individual terminals can be good and actually helps mitigates problems by isolating events in single terminal instead of having to close down multiple concourses which might be linked by common entry/exit points.



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User currently offlineAnonms From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 618 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 7186 times:



Quoting LAXintl (Reply 2):
Another reason why LAX design of individual terminals can be good and actually helps mitigates problems by isolating events in single terminal instead of having to close down multiple concourses which might be linked by common entry/exit points.

Aren't T5, T6, and T7 linked by underground tunnels on the sterile side?



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User currently offlineTranspac787 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3203 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 7169 times:



Quoting Anonms (Reply 3):
Aren't T5, T6, and T7 linked by underground tunnels on the sterile side?

I'm not sure about T5, but T6, T7, and T8 are all connected by walkways.....not underground though.



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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25077 posts, RR: 46
Reply 5, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 7144 times:



Quoting Anonms (Reply 3):
Aren't T5, T6, and T7 linked by underground tunnels on the sterile side?

The under ground tunnels were reopened at great reluctance by TSA.

To mitigate security issues however both end of tunnels now have automatic doors that can be shut immediately by activation at either the security check points or by LAWA police at their dispatch center. Additionally a guard is stationed down in the tunnels. Would not want to be a passenger stuck downstairs in case of a facility lock down!



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User currently offlineCVG2LGA From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 630 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 6986 times:



Quoting LAXintl (Reply 5):
To mitigate security issues however both end of tunnels now have automatic doors that can be shut immediately by activation at either the security check points or by LAWA police at their dispatch center. Additionally a guard is stationed down in the tunnels. Would not want to be a passenger stuck downstairs in case of a facility lock down!

Wow, always wondered what that was all about, the doors & the warning that they may close quickly or something to that effect. Sounds like another idiot mouthing off the wrong words and screwing up ops at LAX. Unfortunately this does happen as said above and there isn't anything to do except take it for what is said & find out for certain whether or not it is a real situation. Better safe than sorry.

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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21507 posts, RR: 60
Reply 7, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 6966 times:

T5 and T6 are linked by an underground tunnel that can be cut off via doors.

T6-T7-T8 are linked by a concourse level walkway that can not be closed off.

T6-T7 are also linked by underground tunnel, but only in secure pre-FIS area, thus controlled by ICE.

This is also true for T4-TBIT, linked via a taxi-way level walkway controlled by ICE.



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User currently offlinePlatinumfoota From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 556 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 6879 times:
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User currently offlineHawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3192 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 6747 times:



Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 7):
T5 and T6 are linked by an underground tunnel that can be cut off via doors.

This tunnel also extends to T4, but this section has not been open for several years now.


User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21507 posts, RR: 60
Reply 10, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 6705 times:



Quoting Hawaiian717 (Reply 9):
This tunnel also extends to T4, but this section has not been open for several years now.

Which is why I did not mention it.  Wink



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User currently offlineChiGB1973 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1615 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 6208 times:

More "bomb" stuff, a bit north.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080218/...p_on_re_us/grenades_airport_arrest

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User currently offlineBa777pilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 49 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 4566 times:

can only wonder what kind of parade there was in the terminal yesterday.

Also how the secuirity lines were getting into the gate.



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