2nd Suspect in Dry-Ice Bombs at LAX Is Charged
The supervisor of an LAX employee accused in a series of dry ice attacks was himself charged Monday with allegedly making an explosive device that detonated outside the airport’s international terminal.
Miguel Angel Iniguez, 41, who had been arrested Oct. 18, supervised co-defendant Dicarlo Bennett, 28, at Servisair, which provides baggage and other airport services at Los Angeles International Airport.
The two are charged in connection with a series of dry-ice devices found at LAX is areas closed to the public. The devices, which authorities had said could have been a misguided prank, prompted massive police response, including a bomb squad, on Oct. 13 and Oct. 14.
Bennett, of Paramount, was charged last week with two felony counts of possession of a destructive device near an airplane. Iniquez was charged Monday with one count of the same, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
Bennett alleged placed two dry ice bombs at LAX — one that exploded in an employee restroom at Terminal 2 and another that did not detonate at the Tom Bradley International Terminal, according to the DA’s office.
Iniguez, of Inglewood, is accused of making a third device that detonated outside the Bradley terminal, the DA’s office stated. He is due at the Airport Courthouse for arraignment on Tuesday morning.
Prosecutors requested that his bail be set at $500,000.
The Los Angeles Police Department is continuing to investigate the case.