The dry ice bombs that exploded at LAX resulted in the arrest of a baggage handler on Tuesday. It appears these dry ice bombs were part of the “turf wars" going on between baggage handlers. According to “Fox and Friends” live on Wednesday, Oct. 16, it seems that one baggage handler company bought out another one and merging the employees together has not been easy an easy feat.
It seems it was a turf war that started these dry ice bomb explosions at LAX. It appears internal matters involving baggage handlers escalated into creating these dangerous soda bottle dry ice bombs. It sounds as if the old employees might be laying some boundaries for the new employees, but the details of what exactly these “turf wars” entailed were not released.
Police report the arrest of a baggage handler, according to the Fox News Website today. An employee for the ground handling company Servisair, was arrested on Tuesday. 28-year-old Dicarlo Bennett was booked for possession of a destructive device near an aircraft. His bail was put at $1 million.
The dry ice was taken from a plane and was made into a dry ice bombs. The blasts went off on Sunday night and again on Monday night. Police increased their checks on employees after the two nights of blasts and they stepped up patrols.
The dry ice bombs were found in the employee rest room and on the tarmac outside the terminal. Police did not believe this was terrorist related because of where these homemade bombs were found. People weren’t targeted, but flights were delayed on Sunday due to the incident.
The bombs consisted of dry ice inside a 20-ounce plastic bottle. While there were no injuries from the blasts, the homemade explosive devices had the potential to cause injury.