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Dry-ice bomb explodes, disrupts operations at LAX

The explosion of a dry-ice bomb at Los Angeles International Airport disrupted operations Sunday night and delayed flights for several hours at a passenger terminal, authorities reported.

The explosion, which is created by filling a bottle with dry ice, occurred about 7 p.m. in a restroom at Terminal 2, which is home to several international and domestic airlines.

Officials said an airport employee heard an explosion in a men's room and went to investigate. He discovered a 20-ounce plastic bottle that had contained the dry ice. The blast did no damage, and no injuries were reported.

Operations were suspended in the terminal, and flights were delayed until about 8:45 p.m. as the Los Angeles Police Department bomb squad responded. 

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