2nd LAX Worker Charged In Dry Ice Bomb Explosions

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A second airport employee was charged Monday in connection with a series of dry ice bombs that detonated at Los Angeles International Airport.

Miguel Angel Iniguez, 41, was charged with one felony count of possession of a destructive device near an airplane. The 41-year-old supervisor for Servisair is scheduled to be arraigned at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Airport Branch courthouse.

Co-defendant Dicarlo Bennett, 28, was charged Thursday with two felony counts of possession of a destructive device in a public place.

Iniguez was Bennett’s supervisor, officials said.

Prosecutors say Bennett, a ramp supervisor, placed two dry ice bombs near the airport’s terminals on Oct. 13. One exploded in an employee restroom in Terminal 2, and a second bomb, which didn’t detonate, was placed outside the Tom Bradley International Terminal.

Airport operations were disrupted, but no injuries were reported.

According to police, Bennett planted the devices as a prank and because he was curious to see what would happen.

Iniguez allegedly made a third explosive that detonated outside the Tom Bradley terminal, but caused no injuries.

Iniguez is being held on $500,000 bail – half of Bennett’s $1 million. If convicted, Iniguez faces a maximum sentence of six years in county jail.


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