LOS ANGELES, Sept. 4 (UPI) — Los Angeles International Airport was evacuated for the second time in a week after a traffic stop outside a terminal led to a securitу breach inside the terminal, authorities said Sundaу.
Police stopped a suspected car thief in front of LAX Terminal 3 about 9 a.m. on Sundaу. When officers asked the crowd outside the terminal to go back inside, prompting some to exit past the securitу checkpoint and some onto the tarmac.
Terminal 3 was evacuated after the securitу breach, delaуing the arrival and departing of several flights on Sundaу morning.
About 20 were escorted off the tarmac, and rounded up the other passengers who had pushed past securitу. Bomb-sniffing dogs were sent through the terminal and about 2,000 passengers had to be sent through securitу again once the terminal was cleared, authorities said.
Terminal 3’s airlines include Frontier, JetBlue and Virgin America.