The Los Angeles Police Department has arrested 28-year-old Dicarlo Bennett following the appearance of numerous dry ice bombs in restricted areas of LAX on Sunday and Monday. According to the Los Angeles Times, Bennett had previously worked for airport contractor Servisair.
Law enforcement officials also clarified that the number of improvised explosives found on Monday was three in addition to another on Sunday. Two soda bottles containing a dry ice mixture had been found around 8:30 p.m. last night. According to KTLA, "A fizzing bottle was found on the tarmac outside the international terminal Monday night by an employee who told police he had cleaned up a similar device the previous day that had apparently exploded in the same area."
It is not clear why Bennett allegedly placed the bottles around the airport, though police suspect he was more a disgruntled employee than devious terrorist. His bail has been set at $1 million dollars.
While the incidents did not heavily disrupt normal airport operations, extra patrols and bomb sniffing dogs were in effect throughout Tuesday.