Hundreds of people were evacuated from the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Sunday night after police reported of an active shooter in a terminal.

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) said the reports of the shooter had come from two callers, but there was no confirmation of what was exactly happening, CBS News reported.

The Los Angeles Airport Police also could not confirm the reports of a shooter, saying there was no evidence to confirm the claims, but an investigation was underway.

Officials said the arrival and departures areas of the central terminal were closed. Hundreds of people were evacuated and passengers were seen rushing out of a terminal.

Social media posts appeared to show people on the tarmac.

Local reports said that one person has been detained.