29 Aug 2016

'Loud noises' blamed for LAX gunfire reports

5:53 pm on 29 August 2016

A reported shooting at Los Angeles International Airport is a false alarm, a police spokesperson says.

Los Angeles International Airport

Los Angeles International Airport Photo: 123rf

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.

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.

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.