LOS ANGELES — A second airport employee is in custody over an alleged role in setting off dry ice bombs at Los Angeles International Airport, authorities said Friday.
Los Angeles police Cmdr. Andrew Smith said a supervisor for the aviation ground services company Servisair was taken into custody Friday night.
Smith said he couldn't identify the employee until the person had been booked.
Dicarlo Bennett, 28, has already been charged with two counts of possessing a destructive device in a public place.
A law enforcement official briefed on the investigation who 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.
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First published October 18 2013, 7:05 PM