November 23, 2013 9:00 am
Updated: November 23, 2013 10:32 am

Car crash shuts down LAX after being reported as gun shots

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A car crash outside Los Angeles International Airport Friday night prompted police to shutdown Terminal 4 after the sound of the crash was reported as gun shots.

The incident happened just before 8 p.m. PST when according to reports on Twitter, heavily armed police officers began evacuating parts of the airport and searching for a suspect.

A short while later it was realized it was an accident outside of the airport that was to blame for the call.

Police in Los Angeles are on high alert after a lone gunman opened fire at LAX earlier this month, injuring several people and killing a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent.

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