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A carbon dioxide leak at Los Angeles International Airport left four people sick Monday morning, including one victim in “grave condition,” according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
The LAFD said the release of the poisonous gas around 7 a.m. came from an “unspecified source,” near the Terminal 8 Baggage Area, and that a hazardous materials team had been dispatched to the airport to investigate the situation.
“A reported release of Carbon Dioxide … has apparently led to a total of four persons taking suddenly ill,” LAFD spokesman Brian Humphrey said in a statement.
Humphrey said the situation is not escalating at the airport at this time.