Zee Media Bureau/Supriya Jha
Los Angeles: The Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking into a dry ice explosion inside an employees’ bathroom at a Los Angeles International Airport terminal that caused at least four flights to get delayed, reports said Monday.
The blast took place on Sunday evening in a bathroom at terminal 2, which was authorized only for the employees and was not accessible to the common public.
The dry ice bomb explosion was confirmed by Seargent Karla Ortiz, an airport police spokeswoman.
The blast did not cause any injuries but delayed at least four flights as the passengers’ security screening was stopped.
According to a local news channel, the blast was first heard by an airport employee who reported the incident.
Earlier in May, a Disneyland employee was arrested in California on the suspicion of having planted dry ice bomb in a dustbin at a theme park.
Dry ice is the solid form of Carbon Dioxide and is used as a cooling agent.
A dry ice bomb generally consists of pieces of dry ice kept in a plastic bottle, which explodes as the dry ice sublimates into gas, increasing the pressure inside the bottle and causing the explosion.