Baggage Handler Arrested For LAX Dry Ice Bombings

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Dicarlo Bennett: Baggage Handler Arrested For LAX Dry Ice Bombings

Even though law enforcement officials have surmised it was not an act of terrorism, baggage handler Dicarlo Bennett (pictured) was arrested and charged with possession of a destructive device following a police investigation in to two dry ice bombings that took place Sunday and Monday night at Los Angeles International Airport where he is employed, reports the Los Angeles Times.

The 28-year-old seemingly disgruntled worker for Servisair, a ground handling company, allegedly fashioned the makeshift bombs that exploded by placing dry ice into 20-ounce plastic bottles. According to police investigators, one bomb was placed in a men’s room and the other on a tarmac outside the international terminal. Both exploded, one day apart.

Thankfully, no one was injured in either explosion, but authorities say that the bombs could have caused serious injury.

Police have shed very little light on Bennet’s motives but there is, however, some speculation that he might have held a few grudges due to an internal labor dispute.

Investigators have also revealed that Bennett was riding in a van accompanied by fellow employees when one of his bombs was planted. Reportedly, a few of his colleagues and a supervisor were made privy to his being in possession of the dry, but no other arrests have been made.

The case is still being investigated and officials are also reviewing some footage that could offer more information, but Bennett worked in areas with restricted access so video footage may be limited.

Bennett is being held on a $1 million bail.

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