Miguel Iniguez, LAX-Based Supervisor, Arrested in Dry Ice Device Scare
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Police today arrested a second suspect in the dry ice explosives scare that shook up LAX Sunday and Monday.
The second suspect, Miguel Angel Iniguez of Inglewood, is the supervisor of the first suspect arrested, Dicarlo Bennett, according to the LAPD. Both worked for "ground services" contractor Servisair.
L.A. County Sheriff's Department inmate data states he was arrested at 2:30 p.m. The 41-year-old was being held in lieu of of $500,000 bail.
The LAPD says its Criminal Conspiracy Section, Major Crimes Division, Counter-Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau detectives developed information about Iniguez's alleged involvement "after further investigation and multiple interviews this week."
Cops wouldn't reveal exactly what they believe his role was.
One of three dry ice explosives -- basically just dry ice placed in sealed bottles -- went off Sunday night at the Tom Bradley Terminal. Then on Monday at least two others, including a bottle that was "expanding," were found on the airport's tarmac, police said.
An additional bottle was believed to have been involved in the case, but it was not armed, so to speak. Detectives believe that all the devices were allegedly placed at their locations on Sunday.
All of them were found in areas that are supposed to be open only to LAX-based workers.
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