Arrest Made In Dry Ice Bomb Case At LA Airport
Scott Neuman on October 16th, 2013
Police have arrested a baggage handler in connection with a series of dry ice bombs, two of which exploded harmlessly at the Los Angeles International Airport in recent days.
Dicarlo Bennett, 28, an employee for the ground handling company Servisair, was booked on Tuesday for “possession of a destructive device near an aircraft,” The Associated Press reports. He is being held on $1 million bail.
Investigators believe that Bennett took the dry ice from an airplane and assembled several of the crude devices, placing one in an employee restroom Sunday night and another on a tarmac outside the international terminal, the AP says.
The arrest follows two explosions in as many days and the discovery of two others that apparently caused no injuries or damage.
As we wrote on Monday, dry ice bombs are relatively harmless and simple, but they could injure someone who is close by when an explosion occurs.
Copyright 2013 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.
This entry was posted in News from NPR
. Bookmark the permalink
Taxi companies have been vocal opponents of web-based “ride-share” services, which they say have an unfair advantage because they’re playing by different rules.
There’s much conjecture about what happened to Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370, which disappeared over the weekend. But planes can experience everything from bad weather to technical failures.
Another $1.4 million in taxes and fees were collected from the sale of medical marijuana. This indicates that about $14 million worth of marijuana was sold during the first month of legalization.
NASA needs Russian rockets to reach the International Space Station, and Russia needs NASA’s money to help finance operations.
Cornell University President David Skorton has been named the Smithsonian’s next secretary. Skorton, a cardiologist and amateur jazz musician, will be the first physician to lead the nation’s attic.