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Old September 4th, 2004, 11:20 AM
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Fox news just reported that LAX is shut down and there has been some type of explosion....Man..both coast are getting it. 3 terminals have been shut down and traffic is being deverted.



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(Thanks for the info BJ. I just got out of bed,haven't had any news on yet)

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Old September 4th, 2004, 11:48 AM
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CNN says a flash light with corroded batteries exploded, injuring 7. Go figure that could cause that much damage.
And a suspicious character in another terminal, so they shut down the airport.

A suspicious character in California??? Must be a couple million or so of those <G>

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Old September 4th, 2004, 11:54 AM
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I find it hard to belive that corroded batteries in a flashlight would cause that much damage..why would someone take a flashlight in that shape on a flight?..I know that was CNN reporting though. Thanks Kuki..stay safe up there in the snow country..>VBG<



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Old September 4th, 2004, 01:50 PM
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I cannot belive some of those reporters out on the beach trying to report the damage and the surge..including Geraldo..those people I have a hard time feeling sorry for. they are taking the very risk that the Govt and Authorities are trying to protect everyone from...Duh..Duh...Dumb...plain and simple.

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From the CNN website:

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Security incidents close LAX
Saturday, September 4, 2004 Posted: 1:32 PM EDT (1732 GMT)

(CNN) -- Los Angeles International Airport was closed Saturday after two separate security incidents, an airport spokesman said.

In one incident, airport police were responding to reports of a "suspicious person."

The other involved a flashlight with corroded batteries that exploded in Tom Bradley International Terminal.

Seven people were hurt by that explosion.

The Department of Homeland Security had a different account.

The agency said that an explosive detection system machine got a positive reading from a corroded battery in a flashlight.

DHS reported that it was not aware of any explosion or injuries.

The area was evacuated as a precaution.

A LAPD bomb squad remains on the scene.

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The suspicious person was actually a person using an exit for an entrance, thereby missing the security check station, just like what happened in Atlanta a while back. Probably someone afraid they were going to miss their flight again.
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