buzz100ca
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Long Beach (LGB) Terminal Evacuated

Fri Jul 27, 2007 2:35 am

http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=local&id=5513279

http://ktla.trb.com/news/ktla-lbevac...91575.story?coll=ktla-promo-layout

LB Airport Evacuated, 'Suspicious' Package Found
July 26, 2007, 10:21 AM PDT

A suspicious piece of luggage prompted the evacuation of several hundred people from the Long Beach Airport terminal Thursday and delayed inbound flights, authorities said.

The baggage was discovered by federal Transportation Security Administration workers at about 9:30 a.m., city police spokeswoman Kathy Parsons said.

Firefighters, police and a bomb squad were called to the airport, about 25 miles south of downtown Los Angeles.

Televised news reports showed people streaming from the airport's terminal into the parking lot.

"Inbound flights are landing but are being held out on the tarmac. Outbound flights have been delayed or canceled," airport spokeswoman Maricela de Rivera said.
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[Edited 2007-07-26 19:40:04]
 
LAXspotter
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RE: Long Beach (LGB) Terminal Evacuated

Fri Jul 27, 2007 3:02 am

Well, how many flights are we talking about? Long Beach is a pathetically slow commercial airport. Hope nothing serious happens.
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buzz100ca
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RE: Long Beach (LGB) Terminal Evacuated

Fri Jul 27, 2007 3:31 am

I doubt it is anything serious but it is better to be safe than sorry. I was flying out of Modesto last Novemeber when they evacuated the termainal due to a bomb threat. It's a bitch but I'm sure things will be back to business soon. Here is a video I found from an airport spokesperson and a talking-head from MSNBC:

http://video.msn.com/v/us/msnbc.htm?...www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19977812/&fg=
 
buzz100ca
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RE: Long Beach (LGB) Terminal Evacuated

Fri Jul 27, 2007 3:35 am

Now they are saying that it was a hand-held game. Don't these screeners have kids or have a remote idea of what a video game looks like?
 
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RE: Long Beach (LGB) Terminal Evacuated

Fri Jul 27, 2007 3:51 am

Quoting Buzz100ca (Reply 3):
it was a hand-held game

WTF? you gotta be kidding, how can someone mistake those two things?
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Tom in NO
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RE: Long Beach (LGB) Terminal Evacuated

Fri Jul 27, 2007 3:53 am

Quoting LAXspotter (Reply 4):
how can someone mistake those two things?

Remember who's doing the screening  wink  ...

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express1
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RE: Long Beach (LGB) Terminal Evacuated

Fri Jul 27, 2007 4:18 am

You wonder some times on how much training these guys get before they are let loose on a screening machine.

A rushed quick breifing,and they are on there own by the sound of it, i agree on what Buzz100ca said,surely anyone can see what a game machine looks like, either that,the baggage is going through to fast for the eyes to see, still a lot of work needs to be done in the way of training these guys properly at all airports in all countries.


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buzz100ca
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RE: Long Beach (LGB) Terminal Evacuated

Fri Jul 27, 2007 4:53 am

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