LAX Turns into Safe Haven for Homeless During COVID-19 Pandemic

As less and less people go to LAX during the pandemic, those experiencing homelessness see it as a safe place to go.

Numerous people have set up there as they feel it's more secure there than on the streets or shelters.

Thirty-five year-old former Lyft driver, Duane Lawson has called LAX home for almost a month after suffering some financial setbacks.

He said there are obvious measures being taken there to keep areas clean.

LAX police say that over the last three months they counted an average of 121 homeless people at the airport.

An airport police spokesman says there is a team working 24/7 to help people experiencing homelessness or mental illness to get them to the proper services, but Lawson says he hadn't encountered them.

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