Videos, Photos: False Shooting Report Causes Mass Evacuation at LAX Airport


Sources at Los Angeles International Airport are describing shots fired and police rushing to the scene, while social media footage shows people apparently being evacuated.

Multiple calls came in for terminals 1, 5, and 7. The Los Angeles Police Department said that there are people possibly barricaded in bathrooms in terminal 6.


A report from LA County Scanner’s Twitter account said the shooting is taking place at terminal 8.

This is a developing story.

Update: The report of an active shooter at LAX has proven to be false.

Police have confirmed 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, the commanding officer of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations section tweeted.

The incident impacted the airport’s operations, and traffic near the airport was jammed.


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  1. Calm down. This is just another case of workplace violence. Please don’t make a mountain out of a molehill. Check those air-conditioners.

  2. “ונסתם, ואין רודף אתכם”, “ורדף אותם קול עלה נידף ונסו מנוסת חרב ונפלו ואין רודף”