This morning, at approximately 5:30 a.m., all passengers and employees in Terminal 1 of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) were asked to exit the secure area of the terminal to be rescreened. This action was taken at the direction of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and out of an abundance of caution, due to the disruption of power experienced by LAX the previous evening.
LAX Airport Police (LAXPD) officers led the clearing of the terminal and security sweeps, and additional officers were brought in to assist with crowd and traffic control.
Around 6:30 a.m., the security sweep was completed and TSA began the process of screening Terminal 1 employees. At 6:40, TSA began screening guests.
Currently, all screening lanes are open in Terminal 1 and TSA is working with LAXPD and Airport Operations to help expedite the repopulation process. It is anticipated this process will take less than one hour.
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