LAX Halts Passenger Screening After Security Breach

18 March 2010 (Last Updated March 18th, 2010 18:30)

Los Angeles International Airport in the US halted screening on Wednesday for nearly 25 minutes after a security breach was identified. Security screening at the airport's three terminals was halted after airport security agents mistakenly allowed a bottle of liquid to pass through befo

Los Angeles International Airport in the US halted screening on Wednesday for nearly 25 minutes after a security breach was identified.

Security screening at the airport's three terminals was halted after airport security agents mistakenly allowed a bottle of liquid to pass through before it was properly scanned, according to AP.

Transportation Security Administration agents returned the unopened bottle to a couple, who said it was a prescription medication, after examining it with a special scanner to determine if it contained explosives.

Screening was halted until the couple were found and the liquid was cleared.

No terminals were closed or planes delayed as a result of the incident.