LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) — A second airport employee has been arrested for his alleged role in setting off dry ice bombs at Los Angeles International Airport, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.READ MORE: Los Angeles Clippers Hold Off Lakers, 119-115
Miguel Angel Iniguez, 41, was arrested Friday while at work and booked on suspicion of possessing a destructive device near an aircraft. He’s being held on $500,000 bail.
Iniguez was a supervisor for Servisair, a contract service company at LAX, and oversaw the work of 28-year-old Dicarlo Bennett, who was arrested Tuesday night for reportedly setting the devices. He pleaded not guilty Thursday to two counts of possessing a destructive device in a public place.
A law enforcement official briefed on the investigation, but was not authorized to speak publicly, said Bennett was riding in a van with several people, including a supervisor, when he decided to make the dry ice bombs in plastic bottles Sunday night.
One exploded in an employee bathroom and another on the airport’s tarmac. A third bottle that didn’t detonate was found later.READ MORE: Gaudreau, Tkachuk Lead Flames Over Ducks In Shootout
A spokesperson for LAX said that the airport will work closely with LAX tenants to “ensure the safe and secure handling of dry ice throughout the airport.”
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