Dry ice explosion at LAX: No injuries reported, FBI investigating

The FBI has taken over the investigation into a dry ice bomb that exploded in a men’s bathroom at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday evening.

The explosion, which is created by filling a bottle with dry ice, occurred at 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.

In May, a dry ice bomb at Disneyland temporarily shut down Toontown.


After the explosion Sunday, 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. Police estimated about four flights were affected.

Operations resumed afterward and no flights were reported as being delayed Monday because of the incident, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Last month, a former Transportation Security Administration worker was arrested after making threats against the agency and LAX terminals.


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