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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Hunt for Dry Ice Bomber

The police continue their search for someone that left a dry-ice "bomb" in a closed off area of the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). CBS Los Angeles reports:

Detectives Tuesday continued their efforts to find the suspect wanted for planting dry ice bombs around Los Angeles International Airport.
 
One dry ice bomb exploded and two plastic bottles containing the dangerous material were found around 8:30 p.m. Monday at the Tom Bradley International Terminal in a restricted area, Los Angeles Police Department Det. Gus Villanueva said. 
No one was injured, and no flights were delayed. 
Airport police and a bomb squad cleared the items around 9:45 p.m. 
On Sunday, a dry ice device exploded inside an employee bathroom at LAX’s Terminal 2. No injuries were reported in that incident. 
In both instances, the bombs were left in an area of the airport that require special clearance for access.
(Underline added). It is so dangerous that some people regularly buy it to keep ice cream and other materials cool when camping or picnicking, middle-school students get to handle it in science classes, and, OMG, it is available for purchase at the local grocery store. Idiots.

Authorities don't spend the same time and effort tracking down pranksters that blow up people's mailboxes, so the motive here must be embarrassment that their lauded security theater doesn't work anywhere as well as we are told.

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