An LAX dry ice explosion is being reported in Terminal 2 on Sunday night. Authorities are on the scene.
Brian Summer, a local Los Angeles reporter, says that LAX spokesperson Sergeant Karla Ortiz made a statement indicating that there had been a small explosion in Terminal 2, near gate 27.
Ortiz didn’t have information as to whether this was done on accident or purposely.
“I don’t know if this is something that was done accidentally or on purpose,” Ortiz said. “I don’t have all the details of why someone would carry dry ice in a bottle.”
A bomb squad from the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) was called to the scene and flights were suspended from the terminal.
According to the NIH, dry ice bombs are made by forcing dry ice into a glass soda bottle and re-closing it.
The LAX dry ice explosion was described as “small” by Ortiz.
FBI ON SCENE AND LEADING THE INVESTIGATION AT LAX AIRPORT AFTER SMALL DRY ICE EXPLOSION. #911BUFF
— Operator (@911BUFF) October 14, 2013
— Gadi Schwartz (@GadiNBCLA) October 14, 2013
The bottle was reportedly made of plastic. More details to come on this developing story.
In the meantime, here are some of the reports on Twitter.
DEVELOPING… OutBound Flights Halted – Dry Ice Bomb Found At LAX Terminal 2 via @sharethis
— Nimjehrama (@Nickarama1) October 14, 2013
Some reports on Twitter indicate the terminal is open, while others state the flights were halted. As in most cases with breaking news, there are conflicting reports. We will update as soon as official word is available on the LAX dry explosion that took place on Sunday.