UPDATE | Authorities have cleared a part of Long Beach Airport that was locked down Wednesday morning after airport police found unattended luggage, according to airport officials.
Authorities have cleared the area in question and operations have returned to normal. Check your airline for any delays or cancelations.— Long Beach Airport (@LBAirport) March 9, 2016
PREVIOUSLY: Unattended Luggage Causes Lockdown at Long Beach Airport Wednesday Morning
3/9/16 at 11:30AM | The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department's bomb squad has been dispatched to the Long Beach Airport, where police found unattended luggage Wednesday morning, causing the airport to go on lockdown, according to airport officials.
A Long Beach Police Department airport officer discovered the carry-on luggage unattended outside the Southside Historic Terminal on the curb at about 10:00AM, according to airport spokeswoman Stephanie Montuya-Morisky. An LBPD K-9 unit inspected the luggage and told airport officials the incident needed to be addressed.
A 400-foot perimeter has been established in the area where the public is not allowed in, she said. Airport officials are asking the public to contact airlines for updated information on incoming or outgoing flights.
Passengers going into the airport may still park in Lot B.
Travelers are advised to check on flight status w their airlines. Updates will be posted to @LBAirport's official Twitter feed as available.— Long Beach Airport (@LBAirport) March 9, 2016
No additional information was available at this time. The Post will update this report as the situation develops.