At 9 pm local time, after receiving multiple 911 calls, police evacuated and shut down LAX airport due to reports of a possible active shooter.
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
There were conflicting reports of where the incident occurred. Some reports claim shots were fired in terminals 7 and 8, while others state that it occurred in the baggage claim area.
The active shooter incident appears to be a false alarm. According to local news,
“The Los Angeles Fire Department also responded to the scene and tweeted that ‘no significant incident’ has been noted. Police later stated that they found no evidence of an active shooter and loud noises may have caused the situation.”