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LAX Bomb Threat: Officials Determine There Are No Bombs

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Investigators determined the bomb threat at Terminal 2 in LAX was not real.
Investigators determined the bomb threat at Terminal 2 in LAX was not real.

Operations at LAX have ground to a halt Tuesday afternoon after a bomb threat was called into Terminal 2 and on a plane, reports the Los Angeles Times. After about two hours of investigations, however, officials determined that there were no bombs.

LAX has addressed the issue on Twitter throughout the investigation, and started warning travelers to plan ahead at around 2 p.m. because of the traffic caused by a "police matter."

Finally, at around 5 p.m., LAX tweeted that the investigation was closed.

Multiple law enforcement agencies had been called to the scene to deal with the threat, as NBC LA's John Cadiz Klemack reports in a tweet:

A call to the LAX police department was not immediately returned.

A blue ribbon panel report released in 2011 revealed that while a $1.6 billion investment in LAX had significantly improved security, the airport would always remain a significant terrorist target because it's the world's biggest origin and destination airport, as well as the sixth busiest airport on the globe.

Below, Angelenos react to news of the bomb threat on Twitter:

Angelenos React To LAX Bomb Threat
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