Police searching LAX after reports. All precautions being taken to ensure safety of public. Remain calm. Thank you for your cooperation— LA Airport PD (@LAAirportPD) August 29, 2016
People were seen running from multiple terminals at the airport after authorities said a possible noise that sounded like gunfire caused travelers to flee.
Travelers at the airport tweeted that there were shots fired in different terminals and shared videos of people rushing out of the airport and onto the tarmac.
The airport temporarily shut down the upper and lower levels for arrivals and departures of the central terminal area as part of the investigation. The short closure caused a massive traffic backup.
Breaking News Update: LA Airport Police have not found a shooter or proof of shots fired. Traffic is jammed at LAX. pic.twitter.com/46xzrmK0Tu— Melissa MacBride (@abc7melissa) August 29, 2016
Terminals 1, 4, 6 and 7, were evacuated as a precaution, according to the airport's TSA. People were let back into the airport shortly before 10 p.m. and were told to call their airlines for updates on their flights.