Metro - Jessica Kwong

At least four people got sick and one was in critical condition after a carbon dioxide leak at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

A popping noise reportedly sounded in a utility room at the airport.

The incident was reported around 7am in the Terminal 8 baggage area, stated the fire department.

All four patients were workers.

Up to 100 were evacuated from Terminal 8. No travelers or customers were affected, according to the fire department.

The utility room contains a carbon dioxide fire suppression system meant to extinguish a fire without affecting electrical equipment.

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