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'Loud noises only', no shooting at Los Angeles airport, says police

AP | DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Aug 29, 2016, 10:28 am IST
Updated Aug 29, 2016, 10:56 am IST
Los Angeles police could not be reached immediately for comment. (Photo: ANI Twitter)
 Los Angeles police could not be reached immediately for comment. (Photo: ANI Twitter)

Police say no gunman has been found and no shots were fired at Los Angeles International Airport after reports of an active shooter brought a scare to hundreds of travelers.

Los Angeles police spokesman Andy Neiman said Sunday night that the reports were spurred by loud noises only, and police are still investigating to find the source of them.

The reports caused people to pour on to sidewalks and out on to the tarmac at the airport.

Later, people could be seen walking back into the airport and flights starting to take off again.

Police searched the terminals and social media posts showed people fleeing Los Angeles International Airport amid rumors of a possible shooting.

Scores of people could be seen on social media and on TV news running from the terminal out on to the sidewalks and streets. Many other evacuees are standing on the airport tarmac.

Airport police say traffic to the terminal area has been closed.

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