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.
The police matter is now closed. Traffic on the Central Terminal Area is flowing smoothly. Flight operations are operating normally.
— LAX Airport (@LAX_Official) August 14, 2012
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:
— John Cádiz Klemack (@johnNBCLA) August 14, 2012
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: