Dry ice bombs left at LAX by Dicarlo Bennett could lead to criminal charges. Bennett claims that the dry ice bombs were only intended to be a prank, but authorities might not be happy with that explanation. According to a report from Thursday (Oct. 17), two exploded and a third was found before it could go off at the Los Angeles Airport.
Probably the most shocking revelation from this case is that it was an airport employee four responsible for the "prank," raising serious questions about both training and access that workers have to the product. What had first been feared to possibly be some sort of terrorist plot has instead turned into an internal matter between LAX and one of the airlines.
An article in the New York Times earlier in the week stated that, "Mr. Bennett was an employee of Servisair, an aviation ground services provider, where the police said he would have had access to (it), which is used to cool food on airplanes."
What has also taken place here is the introduction of what dry ice bombs are to the public at large. It is something that can be dangerous in the wrong situation, especially if it is being used as a prank or a device on someone that is unsuspecting. The situation has already led to LAX changing its policies on the handling of the product.
Moving forward, it looks like Dicarlo Bennett could certainly face charges in this case now.
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