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Mar 17, 2010 10:04 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

LAX terminal briefly closed by security breach

Los Angeles International Airport police say security screening at a terminal was halted for about 30 minutes by a security breach that was quickly resolved.

Sgt. Belinda Nettles says a woman in a wheelchair was being screened by security and was pulled aside for a secondary search at about 5:30 a.m. Wednesday because she had prescription medication. Before the screening could be completed, the woman left for the boarding gate.

Security screeners notified airport police and screening was halted, although Nettles says the terminal remained open. Nettles says the woman was found inside the terminal, her screening was completed and nothing threatening was found. Screening resumed at around 6 a.m.

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