Skip to comments.Long Beach Airport Main Terminal Evacuated
Posted on 07/26/2007 10:23:03 AM PDT by Vintage1
Another abandoned backpack I'm guessing. Feel free to pull this - as I'm sure we're now averaging several of these a day.
Fox had a report that it was a suitcase being x-rayed that triggered the evac.
Local abc station is reporting that the bomb squad is on its way.
ABC News has evacuated its headquarters due to suspicious envelope. You don’t suppose it was mailed from Long Beach?
Now, I know this is “series” but a sense of humor helps!
Somewhat shocking. I fly out of there all the time and I find the security there to be absolutely piss poor. For them to find an abandoned back pack must have been the result of a passenger alerting TSA.
There are so many of these happening so often that I never know when to shower anymore!
Just heard on the scanner that they’ve found the owner of the backpack. This may be winding down, but no one is allowed back into the terminalas of yet.
Thanks for the update - please keep us posted. Hoping for another benign incident.
Isn’t the terminal at Long Beach about the size of 3 double-wides parked side-by-side?
Yes, but evacuating it is still quite an inconvenience for all 6 of those passengers!
Add to that the stupidity of someone making a “bomb” comment,like the one made by the irate passenger who missed his flight in Seattle yesterday. I heard someone on the radio (I think it was Glenn Beck) saying that the punishment for such offenses should be a mandatory revocation of the privelege of flying for some length of time (5-10 years). I love that idea.
[snicker] I flew in there once. From of all places... LAX. I kid you not. Dumbest. Flight. Ever.
They didn't even raise the landing gear, and given the wait time at LAX, and waiting to take off... a yellow cab would have been faster.
And the cab driver out front is probably so angry that he’s about to become a one-man jihad.
They really need to stop this business of evacuating whole terminals for a suspicious package, or a security gap.
It’s an all-too predictable way to generate a densely packed crowd, outside next to traffic, in a perfect kill zone.
Instead, clear the immediate area, guard the exits and don’t let anyone new inside. Clear the crowd in place, inside.
By the way what happened with all those people that appeared to be testing the security with the cheese and clay bomb look-a-likes in their checked luggage. I have heard nothing in the media about arrest, ethnic details, or even if they were detained for questioning. Talk about people that should be automatically on a do-not-fly list.
Here’s the latest update I can find:
Several hundred people were evacuated out of the main terminal to parking lot C. All outbound flights have been delayed for two hours.
The large piece of luggage was going through security screening, when it was identified as suspicious.
The bomb squad and police were called to the scene. K9 units are searching the terminal.
Incoming flights are landing, but being held on the other side of the tarmac until the matter has been cleared.
Incoming traffic has been closed at Lakewood.
Braniff had a Fort Worth-Dallas route for years. Even back in the days of propeller-driven airliners that was a short hop!
Speaking of Fort Worth-Dallas air travel, one of the most famous flights in history was along that short route. Most people don’t know or have forgotten that JFK did not arrive directly at Dallas from Washington. Instead, he flew into Fort Worth, where he delivered a speech and made a public appearance on November 21, 1963. The next day he and the First Lady flew in Air Force One from Fort Worth to Dallas Love Field, where they were met with a tumultuous welcome.
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