Another Dry Ice Bomb Explodes At LAX
Another night, another dry ice bomb explosion. On Monday an explosion in a restricted area rocked the Tom Bradley Terminal at LAX. Again, no one was harmed.
This came a day after a dry ice bomb exploded in an employee bathroom of Terminal 2 of the airport, also a restricted area inaccessible to the public that caused the terminal to be shut down for about 90 minutes. The Bradley Terminal was not shut down on Monday because of the explosion.
The device went off around 8 p.m. and L.A. police detective Gus Villanueva told City News Service that the bomb squad found two other devices that did not explode. Villanueva said that there appeared to be no connection to terrorism.
Thankfully these are merely dry ice bombs, and no one has been injured yet. These crude bombs are just dry ice in a plastic container. As the carbon dioxide gas is released from the dry ice, they get trapped in the container until the pressure is too much and it explodes. People can get injured from flying shrapnel, but no serious injuries are likely to be sustained.
According to CNS detectives from the LAPD Criminal Conspiracy Section oversaw the investigation and the FBI is investigating the planting of devices. Also, according to CBS LA LAX police are investigating how this person or persons got access to restricted areas.
Hopefully this is a prank and nothing more.