'Zorro' detained after false reports of shooter at LAX

UPDATE: FOOTAGE filmed at the front of LAX shows a man in a Zorro costume being detained by armed police. 

Authorities at the airport have been on high alert this afternoon after earlier reports of an active shooter at the aiport were revealed to be false. 

EARLIER: THE commanding officer at the Los Angeles Police Department media relations unit has taken to Twitter to dispel reports of an active shooter at LAX Airport, in California. 

"Report of shooting at LAX proven to be LOUD NOISES only No Shots Fired No Injuries investigation continues to locate source," Andy Neiman Tweeted. 

EARLIER: POLICE at LAX Airport in California say they are presently investigating reports of a shooter on the loose in the facility. 

The LA Airport PD posted on Twitter about 2.15pm today (AEST) confirming an investigation was underway. 

At the same time numerous photos emerged via social media - one posted by a man named Kenny Stavert shows people in the airport laying on the ground as police make their way down a corridor in the building. 

Another person at the airport CBS journalist Kathy Clark posted a video showing people exiting the building after being ordered to go to the front. 

More to follow


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