LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Many who flew into Los Angeles International Airport from Paris this weekend expressed concerns a day after terror attacks claimed 129 lives.
“I’m not safe in Paris,” Mandy Noblet, a Paris resident, said. “It’s the first time I say that.”READ MORE: Karen Bass Officially Kicks Off Her Run For Mayor Of Los Angeles At Saturday Event
Noblet planned to spend the next two weeks in Los Angeles, a much-needed break from home.
“I’m so scared now. There is nobody in the streets. Everybody is crying. It was crazy,” she said.
Noblet says her sister wants her parents to move in with her.READ MORE: Police Investigating Shooting In South Los Angeles
For Noblet and others arriving from Paris, LAX was a safe haven.
“Chaos because they had closed the borders at some point and they reopened them. Like there were lines and lines. So many people missed the plane. It was crazy,” said Ivan Bittom in describing the condition of the airport in Paris on Saturday.
Bittom lives in LA, but worries because his family lives in Paris.MORE NEWS: Strike Averted: IATSE And AMPTP Have 'Basic Contract' Agreement, Per Officials With The Theatrical Stage Employees Union
Meanwhile, the pylons at LAX were lit up on Saturday evening in solidarity with the victims of the deadly attacks.