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Operations back to normal at LAX after chaotic night

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Operations are back to normal at Los Angeles International Airport after a car crash and false alarms that evacuated terminals, stalled flights and panicked passengers jittery after a recent shooting rampage.

Officials say about 4,600 passengers were affected by the disruptions Friday night during one of the airport's busiest holiday seasons.

LAX officials say it began when a driver hit a parking garage Friday night. The loud noise was mistaken for gunfire and passengers scrambled out of a terminal. The chaos was heightened when an anonymous caller reported seeing a gunman at another terminal gate.

Some 2,000 people were evacuated from two terminals and dozens of flights were delayed for several hours until police gave the all-clear. Spokeswoman Katherine Alvarado says things are going smoothly Saturday morning.

The incident came three weeks after a gunman killed a TSA officer and wounded three people at the airport.

 

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