Active-Shooter False Alarm Causes Chaos at LAX

The false alarm at Los Angeles International Airport temporarily put a stop to travel and caused lines and delays to pile up into Monday morning.
2:26 | 08/29/16

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First that breaking news overnight. Scenes of panic at Los Angeles international airport after false reports of an active shooter sent passengers scrambling sprinting for shelter even out onto the tarmac. It is raising big questions again about airport security and ABC's kayna Whitworth is on the scene at L.A.X. Good morning, kayna. Reporter: Yeah, George, good morning. It was definitely scary and like you said it was a false alarm. Reports of an active shooter here at Los Angeles international airport causing widespread panic and flight delays. You can see people behind me, they're just now getting rebooked after spending the night in the airport. Shooting in progress, L.A.X. Reporter: Overnight pandemonium in one of the world's busiest airports. Unknown number of shots. People running all directions. Reporter: Reports of an active shooter causing chaos at L.A.X. Just before 9 P.M. Sunday evening. A wall of people all running at a full pace. Reporter: Hundreds of passengers evacuating from at least four terminals running for safety through emergency exits and onto the tarmac. Many more stampeding to baggage claim. All of a sudden there was a flood of people saying there was a shooter. Everyone is in a huge panic. Reporter: Planes grounded while authorities search the airport. They came sprinting back screaming, get down on the ground, stay on the ground. Every one of us very scared. Reporter: Trying to identify a possible shooter. Police with guns drawn, passengers dropping to the ground. Detaining this man in a zorro costume. Kabc interviewing the man after he was released. He was so shaken he didn't want to show his face on camera. I get a police all around me tell me to put your hands up, put your hands up. I'm not even thinking about what I was wearing and then I had no weapons on me or anything. Reporter: This morning police say it was all a false alarm. No evidence of a shooting or anyone down. Reporter: Reports of an active shooter proven to be nothing more than loud noises. This just weeks following a similar evacuation at JFK. That scare provoked by loud noises from olympic celebrations. Hundreds of people were able to push through doors and get onto the tarmac right next to planes. That's a normally restricted area and security risk and this morning they're investigating to find out where those noises came from. Amy. What a frightening evening, kayna, thank you very much.

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