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FAA Issues National Ground-Stop, or Hold, for all Arriving Flights at LAX

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The FAA has issued a national ground-stop, or hold, for all arriving flights that have not yet departed from their originating airports TO LAX. Arriving flights already in the air are either landing at LAX or diverting to other airports in the local region. The FAA ground-stop does not affect departure flights.

The FAA says despite the national ground-stop at LAX, there are no other major delays reported at airports nationwide due to the shooting.

All airport roadways are still closed until further notice. In the meantime, all motorists are advised to not drive to the passenger terminal area. The California Highway Patrol reports they have closed the entrances and exits on I-405 and I-105 to the airport.

Airport officials report ALL departure flights from Terminals 1, 2 and 3 are delayed until further notice. As soon as those terminals are "cleared" by law enforcement, flights will be allowed to depart LAX. Passengers who were in those three terminals and already processed through federal security screening at the onset of the incident were relocated to other terminals for sheltering in place while law enforcement officials conduct its investigation. As Terminals 1, 2 and 3 are "cleared," those passengers will be returned to those terminals. L.A. City sing-language interpreters and L.A. County Mental Health personnel are on-scene to assist those passengers with disabilities. Water has been delivered for passengers in the relocation areas.

Some airlines at TBIT, Terminals 4, 5,6,7,and 8 have temporarily suspended departing flights because their passengers cannot reach their terminals. All passengers are advised to contact their airlines for status of their flights.

LAX_Official on Twitter will continue to be the official source of information for airport conditions.

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