Article updated: 10/16/2013 9:51 AM

Arrest in L.A. airport ice explosions

Associated Press A baggage handler was arrested Tuesday in connection with dry ice explosions Sunday and Monday at Los Angeles International Airport after police stepped up patrols and increased its checks on employees. DiCarlo Bennett, a 28-year-old employee for the ground handling company Servisair, was booked for possession of a destructive device near an aircraft.

Associated Press A baggage handler was arrested Tuesday in connection with dry ice explosions Sunday and Monday at Los Angeles International Airport after police stepped up patrols and increased its checks on employees. DiCarlo Bennett, a 28-year-old employee for the ground handling company Servisair, was booked for possession of a destructive device near an aircraft.

 
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By Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- An airport employee has been arrested in connection with dry ice explosions at Los Angeles International Airport.

Twenty-eight-year-old DiCarlo Bennett, a Servisair employee, was arrested late Tuesday and booked for investigation of a destructive device near an aircraft. He is being held on $1 million bail.

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A law enforcement official briefed on the investigation who wasn't authorized to speak publicly says Bennett allegedly took the dry ice from a plane and placed it in two locations Sunday night.

Police had previously said they didn't believe the explosions were an act of terror but could be the work of a disgruntled employee.

No one was injured in either incident.

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