Security breach delays flights in Los Angeles

08:06, April 09, 2010      

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Security breach delayed at least 14 flights at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) early Thursday as three terminals were shun down while authorities looked for a man who didn't undergo proper screening in the wake of a bomb scare aboard a Washington D.C.-Denver flight, airport authorities said.

The affected areas were Terminals 5, 6 and 7 which were shut down around 5:30 am (1230 GMT) after a male passenger failed to go through a secondary screening, LAX spokeswoman Nancy Castles said.

The man, who was pulled aside for the second screening, grabbed his carry-on bag and went on through at Terminal 7 around 5 am, officials said.

The incident comes hours after the airport has already beefed up security in the wake of a bomb scare on a United Airlines flight flying from Washington D.C. to Denver of Colorado involving a Qatari diplomat overnight.



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