Second dry ice bomb explodes at Los Angeles airport

Authorities are investigating after two explosives believed to contain dry ice exploded within 24 hours at Los Angeles International Airport. Credit: Wikimedia
Authorities are investigating after two explosives believed to contain dry ice exploded within 24 hours at Los Angeles International Airport.
Credit: Wikimedia

A small device thought to be filled with dry ice exploded at Los Angeles International Airport late Monday, the second one to detonate at the transport hub in 24 hours, police said.

No injuries or damage were reported and officers said they did not think the blasts were linked to terrorism. The airport said there was only a minor impact on its operations on Monday.

“Our understanding is that there is no nexus to terrorism,” said Los Angeles Police Detective Gus Villanueva.

Officers also found two devices on Monday night that had not gone off, he added.

The airport temporarily closed its Terminal 2 on Sunday night after a report a bottle filled with dry ice had exploded in a staff bathroom.

The FBI, along with Los Angeles police, airport police, the Transportation Security Administration and other law enforcement agencies are investigating the blasts, police said.

In May, a similar device went off at Disneyland, forcing the evacuation of part of the park in Anaheim, California.



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