LAX airport blast suspect to be charged

Published: Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 12:00 p.m. CDT
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(Nick Ut)
A Los Angeles Police officer patrols outside the arrival area at Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013. Police at Los Angeles International Airport are continuing their stepped-up patrols the day after the arrest of a baggage handler in connection with a pair of small explosions. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles County district attorney's office says the suspect in dry ice bottle blasts at Los Angeles International Airport will be charged with two counts of possessing a destructive device in a public place.

Prosecutors say in a statement that 28-year-old Dicarlo Bennett will be arraigned Thursday at the airport branch courthouse.

Bennett works for an airport service company.

No one was injured in the blasts Sunday in areas of the airport only accessible to employees.

The charges are punishable by up to six years in jail.

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