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3rd Risk Warning for LAX in 3 Years

Security experts released their third warning in as many years Friday that passengers in line in lobbies and on sidewalks at Los Angeles International Airport are vulnerable to luggage or car bomb attacks. They also recommended, for the second time, that airlines add ticket agents and the federal Transportation Security Administration hire more screeners to speed travelers to secure gate areas. “The crowded public areas at LAX continue to be an attractive target for terrorist bombs,” Rand Corp. researchers wrote in a strongly worded, 64-page report commissioned by Los Angeles World Airports. “Unfortunately, two categories of vulnerability at LAX have not changed,” the study’s 13 authors found. “First, the terminals are still overcrowded at times that are easily predictable by a terrorist. Second, there is nothing to stop or deter a terrorist from driving a large truck or car bomb into the” central terminal area. Full Story

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