Monday, August 14, 2006 - Page updated at 12:00 AM

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Alaska Airlines flight from Mexico evacuated after reports of suspicious item

LOS ANGELES — Police evacuated an Alaska Airlines flight today after a report that a "suspicious item" was found on board, a Los Angeles International Airport spokeswoman said.

Airport police were notified at 8:20 a.m. that there was a suspicious item on board a plane that was in the air after leaving Guadalajara, Mexico, said airport spokeswoman Nancy Castles.

The plane landed without incident just before 9 a.m., Castles said, and all 125 passengers were transported to the terminal in buses after the plane stopped in a remote area of the airport. A Los Angeles Police bomb squad and the FBI will search the plane, she said.

Castles said she did not know what the item was and did not release any additional details.

Transportation Security Administration spokesman Nico Melendez said all carry-on luggage in the cabin would be check by search dogs.

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