FILE - This June 2013 file photo released by the Hernandez family Nov. 2, 2013, shows Transportation Security Administration officer Gerardo Hernandez. Hernandez, 39. Hernandez, the officer who was killed in a gunman's attack at Los Angeles International Airport died two to five minutes after he was shot, coroner's officials said Wednesday Nov. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Hernandez Family, File)
LOS ANGELES — Operations are back to normal at Los Angeles International Airport after a car crash and false alarms that evacuated terminals, stalled flights and panicked passengers jittery after a recent shooting rampage.
LAX officials say a driver hit a parking garage Friday night. The loud noise was mistaken for gunfire and passengers scrambled out of a terminal. The chaos was heightened when an anonymous caller reported seeing a gunman at another terminal gate.
Some 2,000 people were evacuated from two terminals and dozens of flights were delayed for several hours until police gave the all-clear. Spokeswoman Katherine Alvarado says things are going smoothly Saturday morning.
The incident came three weeks after a gunman killed a TSA officer and wounded three people at the airport.