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Boston man arrested at LAX not cooperating with authorities

A man with ties to Boston who is in federal custody after he was allegedly found to be carrying an assortment of weapons and other suspicious items in his checked baggage is refusing to cooperate with authorities, a federal law enforcement official said Wednesday.

Yongda Huang Harris, 28, who was detained at Los Angeles International Airport en route to Boston last Friday, has not explained why he wore body armor on his flight from Japan to Los Angeles and packed a smoke grenade, a hatchet, a gas mask, a bio­hazard suit, and body bags in his luggage, the official said.

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