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Police: LAX dry ice bombs set for amusement

Posted: October 16, 2013 1:38 p.m.
Updated: October 16, 2013 1:38 p.m.

A Los Angeles Police officer patrols outside the departure area at Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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 on Wednesday, 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.


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