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Saturday, October 19, 2013

Two Arrested LAX Dry Ice Explosions


A dry ice bomb in a plastic bottle exploded in an employee restroom at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday, October 13, and then another went off outside the Tom Bradley International Terminal Monday, October 14. A third bomb was found before it went off.

Dicarlo Bennett, 28, is one of the two LAX employees accused of setting off dry ice bombs at Los Angeles International Airport. He pleaded not guilty to charged on Thursday, October 17. Dicarlo was arrested Tuesday at his Paramount apartment. Investigators say Bennett is not a terrorist, but a ramp supervisor who allegedly confessed to making the bombs for the fun of it.

While Bennet faces jail time if convicted, the incident exposes a potential hole in security involving vendors who leave the dry ice behind, making it accessible for creation of the bottle bombs.

The second person arrested in connection with the dry ice explosions is Bennett’s supervisor, Miguel Angel Iniguez, 41. Iniguez has allegedly admitted to placing one of the dry ice bombs outside Tom Bradley International Terminal while a plane was parked nearby. Iniguez has been charged with possession of a destructive device near an aircraft. His bail has been set at $500,000.

Though Bennet has no previous convictions, he is being held on $1 million bail, a bail hearing has been scheduled for Wednesday of this week. 


A dry ice bomb in a plastic bottle exploded in an employee restroom at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday, October 13, and then another went off outside the Tom Bradley International Terminal Monday, October 14. A third bomb was found before it went off.


Dicarlo Bennett, 28, is one of the two LAX employees accused of setting off dry ice bombs at Los Angeles International Airport. He pleaded not guilty to charged on Thursday, October 17. Dicarlo was arrested Tuesday at his Paramount apartment. Investigators say Bennett is not a terrorist, but a ramp supervisor who allegedly confessed to making the bombs for the fun of it.

While Bennet faces jail time if convicted, the incident exposes a potential hole in security involving vendors who leave the dry ice behind, making it accessible for creation of the bottle bombs.

The second person arrested in connection with the dry ice explosions is Bennett’s supervisor, Miguel Angel Iniguez, 41. Iniguez has allegedly admitted to placing one of the dry ice bombs outside Tom Bradley International Terminal while a plane was parked nearby. Iniguez has been charged with possession of a destructive device near an aircraft. His bail has been set at $500,000.

Though Bennet has no previous convictions, he is being held on $1 million bail, a bail hearing has been scheduled for Wednesday of this week. 

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