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LAX baggage handler arrested in dry ice bomb case

An employee of Servisair is accused of planting the bombs that disrupted flights at LAX Sunday and Monday.

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The control tower at Los Angeles International Airport, or LAX. (Wikimedia commons)

An LAX baggage handler has been arrested on suspicion of planting two dry ice bombs at Los Angeles International Airport, ending a LAPD hunt for a suspect.

Servisair ground handling company employee Dicarlo Bennett, 28, was arrested Tuesday in Paramount, reports the Los Angeles Times.

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"Whether you think this is a harmless prank or a way to disrupt operations at the airport, it won't matter," said LAPD chief Charlie Beck to the Times. "You will go to jail."

Police said earlier they did not believe the person responsible was motivated by terrorism, according to NBC Los Angeles.

Bennett's bail has been set at $1 million. 

While his motives are currently unknown, his strange actions could be due to an internal labor dispute between Servisair and Swissport, which recently decided to acquire it, Los Angeles Police Department Deputy Chief Michael Downing told the Associated Press.

Dry ice or frozen carbon dioxide is a well-known standby of both Halloween and heavy metal concerts — and can be used to produce relatively low-impact but still dangerous bombs by troublemakers, writes National Geographic. 

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