Panic briefly gripped Terminal 6 at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Sunday evening after a man allegedly made mention of having, or seeing, a weapon.
One witness said the man used the word “gun” inside the terminal, causing passengers to panic or flee. Others claimed the man was merely shouting about another traveler having a gun while running through the airport, KABC reported.
The witness also shared a photograph of officers responding to the scene, surrounding the suspect.
“Apparently the dude mentioned ‘gun’ and everyone panicked and headed out the security doors causing a breech [sic],” wrote a witness. “I was about 20 feet away from the guy who immediately got taken down. All is ok. I never saw a gun.”
LAX said police responded to the “disturbance” at approximately 8 p.m. PST and placed the man in custody.
LAX said on Twitter that airport operations returned to normal shortly after the disturbance. Police added that there is "no indication the subject posed a security threat."
A representative for the airport police was not immediately available to share further details.