FBI investigating suspected dry ice bomb at Los Angeles airport

Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:42pm EDT

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(Reuters) - The FBI and other law enforcement officials are investigating a suspected dry ice bomb that exploded at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday evening, officials said.

Police responding to a report of an explosion in an employee bathroom in the airport's Terminal 2 found evidence of a plastic bottle containing dry ice, the Los Angeles Police Department and FBI said in statements.

No one was injured in the explosion, but the terminal was temporarily closed and evacuated, police said. It has since been re-opened.

It was the second high profile location to be hit with an apparent dry ice bomb this year. In May, a similar device exploded at Disneyland, forcing the evacuation of a portion of the Anaheim, California park.

The FBI, along with Los Angeles police, airport police, the Transportation Security Administration and other law enforcement agencies are investigating the blast, police said.

(Reporting by Sharon Bernstein; Editing by Scott Malone and Andrew Hay)

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C-riusly wrote:
A plastic bottle popping from excess pressure caused by a chunk of dry ice hardly constitutes a “blast” or an “explosion”. Calling such a juvenile, frat-boy prank a “bomb” is a bit of a stretch as well. What was the extent of the damage rendered by the shredded plastic “shrapnel”? I’m certain the loud noise must have been extremely alarming for the folks working at the airport, but this hyperbolic language constitutes questionable journalism.

Oct 14, 2013 7:09pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Overcast451 wrote:
Uhhh… a “bomb”??

It’s Carbon Dioxide that built pressure and caused the plastic bottle to rupture.. or well like it says here “explode”…

OMG A BOMB!!! RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!!! IT MIGHT EXPLODE AND RELEASE DEADLY CARBON DIOXIDE!!!

ROFL!!! Seriously, what kind of paranoia is the media trying to foster?

Oct 15, 2013 9:56am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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