Police: LAX dry ice bombs set for amusement
In this framegrabbed image from APTN the entrance to the Tom Bradley International Terminal in Los Angeles can be seen Tuesday Oct. 15, 2013. A baggage handler was arrested Tuesday in connection with dry ice explosions Sunday and Monday at Los Angeles International Airport after police stepped up patrols and increased its checks on employees. Dicarlo Bennett, a 28-year-old employee for the ground handling company Servisair, was booked for possession of a destructive device near an aircraft. (AP Photo\APTN)
The police believe a baggage handler arrested after dry ice bombs exploded at Los Angeles International Airport set off the devices for his own amusement.
Los Angeles police Deputy Chief Michael Downing disclosed the motive yesterday, a day after the arrest of 28-year-old Dicarlo Bennett, an employee for the ground handling company Servisair.
Two bombs exploded Sunday night. A third did not detonate and was found Monday.
Terrorism was ruled out because of the location of the devices and because people weren’t targeted. No injuries were reported.
Bennett was booked Tuesday for possession of a destructive device near an aircraft and held on $1 million bail.