October 15th, 2013
01:08 AM ET

Dry ice explosion reported at LA airport

For the second time in two days, dry ice placed in a container exploded at Los Angeles International Airport on Monday night.

The explosion took place just before 8:30 p.m. at the Tom Bradley International terminal, said Los Angeles Police Detective Gus Villanueva.

"The investigation is in its infancy," he said, adding that there's "no nexus to terrorism at this point."

On Sunday, dry ice in a plastic bottle exploded in an employee restroom at the airport, causing a brief shutdown of Terminal 2, the FBI said. No injuries were reported, and Terminal 2 resumed operations after a brief evacuation.

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  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ¬©‚ĄĘ

    "No nexus to terrorism?"
    Actually, these two dry-ice explosions increased my sense of domestic security. They are probably PR stunts staged by LAX to increase business.

    October 15, 2013 at 1:52 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      What an odd notion.

      October 15, 2013 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    Lol sure @ Joey, explosions in an airport will induce me to rush there and book a flight every time! Lmao.

    October 15, 2013 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      Lol@Chrissy. I know I feel more secure when explosions occur, especially when I'm about to board a plane.

      October 15, 2013 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  3. sh8un

    Chrissy, Now that was funny.

    October 15, 2013 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    this is the new 'world order' jitters, phobia, fear and hate.

    October 15, 2013 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    Lol i know and somehow i can't imagine Joey saying that, can you? Or maybe he was being sarcastic.

    October 15, 2013 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      JIF has been know to employ his sardonic wit. It's a hilarious comment, regardless. If that's what passes for PR at LAX, it's time to take another look at that department.

      October 15, 2013 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    Good grief @ AofC otherwise known as JR, i said i don't think it was him! In fact it was probably YOU since you like to jack names all the time! And isn't there anyone else on here that you can find to criticize??

    October 15, 2013 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    Whatever @ JR, we both know you do it because i call you out when you hi jack our names!

    October 15, 2013 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
  8. banasy©

    Incorrect. Stop projecting, please.

    October 15, 2013 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  9. bobcat (in a hat)©

    A grizzled old man was eating in a truck stop when three very large, leathered bikers walked in. The first walked up to the old man, pushed his cigarette into the old man's pie and then took a seat at the counter. The second walked up to the old man, spat into the old man's milk and then he too took a seat at the counter. The third walked up to the old man, turned over the old man's plate, and then he took a seat at the counter.

    Without a word of protest, the old man quietly left the diner. Shortly thereafter, one of the bikers said to the waitress, "Humph, not much of a man, was he?"

    The waitress replied, "Not much of a truck driver either, he just backed his big-rig over three motorcycles."

    October 16, 2013 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  10. banasy©


    October 16, 2013 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  11. banasy©

    No. The Carnival Cruz has sailed.

    October 16, 2013 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    I don't care about your fapidexterity.

    October 16, 2013 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
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    October 17, 2013 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |