Reports of Active Shooter at LAX Were Just ‘Loud Noises,’ Police Say by Rishi Iyengar @FortuneMagazine August 29, 2016, 2:41 AM EDT E-mail Tweet Facebook Linkedin Share icons This article originally appeared on Time.com. The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) dispelled reports late Sunday night of an active shooter at the city’s international airport, LAX, which prompted dozens of people to evacuate onto the runway. An official spokesperson for the LAPD said on Twitter that rumors of an alleged “shooting” were prompted by “loud noises,” the source of which remain under investigation. Report of shooting at LAX proven to be LOUD NOISES only No Shots Fired No Injuries investigation continues to locate source — Andy Neiman (@LAPDNeiman) August 29, 2016 Further details of the situation remain unclear. The airport police had earlier tweeted that inbound traffic had been closed due to “police activity” before adding that reports of a gunman were “unconfirmed.” AIRPORT CTA ingress traffic closed for police activity. #LAXtraffic — LA Airport PD (@LAAirportPD) August 29, 2016 Reports of active shooter at LAX unconfirmed. Police investigating @flyLAXairport pic.twitter.com/NYpjoN54tV — LA Airport PD (@LAAirportPD) August 29, 2016 Police searching LAX after reports. All precautions being taken to ensure safety of public. Remain calm. Thank you for your cooperation — LA Airport PD (@LAAirportPD) August 29, 2016 At this point, no confirmation of shooting can be verified. @LAAirportPD working to confirm reports. — LAX Airport (@flyLAXairport) August 29, 2016 See also: Police at JFK Say ‘Nobody Shot’ After Reports Prompt Mass Evacuation Several Twitter users also posted messages and videos describing the scene, showing traffic at a standstill and people running away from the terminal. Arriving at LAX off flight when people started pouring out of term 4 onto Tarmac. Security said "shots fired. Run!" Now in vehicle on taxiwy — Lester Holt (@LesterHoltNBC) August 29, 2016 LAX going off. pic.twitter.com/8hO7lqL5HG — sam macon (@sayczars) August 29, 2016 Hundreds evacuating onto runway currently at #LAX pic.twitter.com/SUKgMPtreB — Ross Greenberg (@Rossegreenberg) August 29, 2016 The airport’s Central Terminal Area was closed as a precaution during the scare, according to the official LAX Twitter account, which subsequently asked passengers to check with their airlines for further updates. Upper/Departures & Lower/Arrivals levels of Central Terminal Area (CTA) closed. Pls check w/ airlines if heading to LAX — LAX Airport (@flyLAXairport) August 29, 2016 Passengers are advised to contact their airlines for flight status — LAX Airport (@flyLAXairport) August 29, 2016 For more on travel, watch Fortune’s video: This is a developing story.