A reported shooting at Los Angeles International Airport is a false alarm, a police spokesperson says.
Police said earlier they were searching the airport after unconfirmed reports of an active shooter, and all precautions were being taken to ensure the public's safety.
"Remain calm," they tweeted.
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
Within an hour, however, the Los Angeles Police Department HQ tweeted that the reports had proven to be "loud noises only" and no shots had been fired.
Report of shooting at LAX proven to be LOUD NOISES only No Shots Fired No Injuries investigation continues to locate source— Andy Neiman (@LAPDNeiman) August 29, 2016
The airport said the departure and arrival levels of the Central Terminal Area were closed but had re-opened.
It advised passengers to contact airlines to check the status of any flights.
Upper/Departures & Lower/Arrivals Levels of Central Terminal Area (CTA) are now open. Pls check w/ your airline for flight status— LAX Airport (@flyLAXairport) August 29, 2016