around Burbank Airport was delayed June 23 after an anonymous tip
about an explosive-laden truck prompted authorities to shut down
area streets, a local Metrolink station and one runway.
found film-studio pyrotechnics but no explosives on the truck, according
to press accounts.
responded to the scene, including the Los Angeles Police Department's
special bomb squad unit, the FBI, and Burbank police and fire departments.
closed off traffic for one square mile around the truck and airport
officials shut down one of the airport's two runways – the north-south
runway. Metrolink also halted its trains from the Antelope Valley
at the Sylmar-San Fernando station.
said the detained truckdriver was cooperative. He said the
anonymous tip may have stemmed from a labor dispute because the
driver was non-union. On Saturday, authorities received an anonymous
tip that a stolen truck packed with explosives was on its way to
the Burbank Airport from Texas.