LAX terminals briefly closed by security breach

March 17, 2010 8:19:44 AM PDT
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.


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