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Explosion Shuts Down LAX Terminal 2 on Sunday

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A dry ice explosion in a men's employee toilet forced the closure of Terminal 2 at LAX at 7 p.m. Sunday.

That's right. First responders found evidence of a plastic bottle that contained dry ice and that a chemical reaction sparked the explosion FBI spokewoman Laura Eimiller told City News Service. The FBI, LAPD, LAX police, LA Fire Department, Transportation Security Administration and US Customs and Border Inspection were investigating the blast.

TSA screening was halted for 90 minutes after the blast that occurred in a restricted area not accessible to the general public. A total of about four flights were affected police told the LA Times.

Terminal 2 is home to both domestic and international carriers such as Air Canada, Virgin Atlantic, Hawaiian Airlines and Aeromexico.