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LAX Terminals Briefly Closed by Security Breach

Wednesday, 17 Mar 2010 11:27 AM

Police say a security breach at Los Angeles International Airport halted screening at three terminals for about 20 minutes.

Sgt. Belinda Nettles says a woman in a wheelchair was being screened by security and was pulled aside for a secondary search at about 5:30 a.m. Wednesday because she had liquid prescription medication. The airport says the amount of liquid in the bottle was more than the allowable amount.

Before the screening was completed, the woman left for the boarding gate. Security screening at three terminals was suspended until the woman was found, although the terminals remained open.

The woman passed the secondary search and was not cited or detained.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles International Airport police say security screening at a terminal was halted for about 30 minutes by a security breach that was quickly resolved.

Sgt. Belinda Nettles says a woman in a wheelchair was being screened by security and was pulled aside for a secondary search at about 5:30 a.m. Wednesday because she had prescription medication.

Before the screening could be completed, the woman left for the boarding gate.

Security screeners notified airport police and screening was halted, although Nettles says the terminal remained open.

Nettles says the woman was found inside the terminal, her screening was completed and nothing threatening was found.

Screening resumed at around 6 a.m.

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