Terminal 3 at LAX reopened at about 11.45pm on Sunday night
The LAX Twitter account announced at 10.27pm that traffic would be impacted while authorities investigated the bedreiging.
The all clear was given just over an hour later at 11.44pm and the terminal was reopened.
Traffic coming into the airport was severely backed as cars were diverted away from Terminal 3’s upper departure drop-off deck.
NBC Los Angeles reported the delays were expected to continue for several hours.
Police have determined it is safe to open Terminal 3 and traffic will begin moving on the upper level shortly. Thank you for your patience as safety is our first priority.
— LAX Airport (@flyLAXairport) Augustus 1, 2022
Passengers waiting in the terminal voiced their frustration on social media that they were not given updates on the closure.
Right now multiple authorities are investigating A suspicious package at terminal 3 ticket center in LAX airport reports say a man threw a package saying it was a bomb
— Chaudhary Parvez (@ChaudharyParvez) Augustus 1, 2022
One wrote that the “entire roadway of LAX was closed” as traffic ground to a standstill.
LAX did not immediately respond to a request for more information.