You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

Red Sox Live

8

2

▼  2nd Inning 2 outs

More patrols after LAX dry ice blasts

LOS ANGELES — Passengers at Los Angeles International Airport saw stepped-up security patrols on Wednesday following the arrest of a baggage handler in connection with a pair of small explosions involving dry ice, some of which was taken from an airplane.

Police have not determined a motive but said they don’t believe the explosions were an act of terror because of the locations of the devices and because people weren’t targeted.

Continue reading below

No one was hurt when plastic bottles packed with dry ice exploded in secured areas of the airport Sunday night. An unexploded device was found Monday night.

On Tuesday, police arrested Dicarlo Bennett, a 28-year-old employee for the ground handling company Servisair. He was booked for possession of a destructive device near an aircraft and held on $1 million bail.

The increased patrols were to continue at least through Wednesday.

Bennett took dry ice from a plane and placed a loaded bottle in a bathroom, according to a law enforcement official.

Loading comments...
Want each day's news headlines delivered fresh to your
inbox every morning? Just connect with us
in one of the following ways:
or
Please enter a valid email
BostonGlobe.com will never post anything without asking.
Privacy Policy
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com