US airport dry ice 'bomber' arrested

2013-10-16 18:41
Airport police monitor the entrance of Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles. (File, AP)

Airport police monitor the entrance of Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles. (File, AP)

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Los Angeles - A man has been arrested in connection with explosive devices made from dry ice found at the Los Angeles International Airport, police said on Wednesday.

The suspect, Dicarlo Bennett, was taken into custody on Tuesday and booked for possession of a destructive device near an aircraft.

Bail has been set at $1m for the 28-year-old, the Los Angeles Police Department added on its website.

It did not provide any details on a possible motive.

Officials had previously said they do not believe there is a link to terrorism and that no one was injured.

The Los Angeles Times identified the suspect as an airport employee.

One of the contraptions, which exploded, was placed early on Sunday evening in an employee restroom at the airport, police said.

A second was deposited near an aircraft at the Tom Bradley International Terminal, it added.

Both devices were made with plastic bottles, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The second, discovered more than 24 hours after the first, had not exploded but was fizzing when it was found, it added.

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