Second Dry Ice Bomb Explodes At LAX, Two More Found Near Airplanes
On Sunday, a bottle of dry ice exploded in an employee bathroom at LAX. No one was injured, but the 2nd terminal was shutdown for hours, and flights were delayed.
On Monday night, another dry ice bomb exploded, and two more have been found near airplanes.
Video reporting from KTLA5:
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Detectives Tuesday continued their efforts to find the suspect wanted for planting dry ice bombs around Los Angeles International Airport.
One dry ice bomb exploded and two plastic bottles containing the dangerous material were found around 8:30 p.m. Monday at the Tom Bradley International Terminal in a restricted area, Los Angeles Police Department Det. Gus Villanueva said.
No one was injured, and no flights were delayed.
Airport police and a bomb squad cleared the items around 9:45 p.m.
On Sunday, a dry ice device exploded inside an employee bathroom at LAX’s Terminal 2. No injuries were reported in that incident.
In both instances, the bombs were left in an area of the airport that require special clearance for access.
“At least they found unexploded ones,” passenger Bing Smith said. “I don’t know frankly what to think about somebody getting to limited access areas that require a badge.”
Authorities said there was no indication that either incident was part of a terrorist act.
The FBI is aiding the LAPD in the investigation.