LAX Police Increase Security Following Second Dry-Ice Bomb Explosion

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Flights were halted Sunday out of terminal two after the first bomb went off; the second one exploded Monday night.

Police at Los Angeles International Airport said Tuesday that security is being increased after a second dry ice bomb exploded.

The first bomb went off Sunday night; meanwhile, two others have been found in restricted areas of the airport.

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"The focus is definitely in the restricted area, not in the areas where passengers have access," Sgt. Karla Ortiz told the Los Angeles Times. "We want to make sure that that gets tightened up."

Police say these bombs don't appear to be acts of terrorism.

Flights out of terminal two were halted Sunday as the LAPD bomb squad investigated the first dry-ice bomb explosion. Authorities described it as a plastic bottle with dry ice inside. It was discovered by an airport employee in an empty bathroom after the staffer heard the explosion from the tarmac at around 7 p.m.

The second explosion occurred around 8:30 p.m. Monday on the airfield, near the gate area of the Tom Bradley International Terminal, with very little disruption to airport activities.

No one was injured in either explosion.

Both incidents are being investigated by the LAPD's criminal conspiracy division, with assistance from the FBI.

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