Man Wearing Bullet-proof Vest Arrested at LAX

AINsafety » October 15, 2012
October 15, 2012, 3:14 PM

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) wants to know how a male U.S. citizen boarded and flew aboard an Asiana Airlines flight from Seoul, South Korea, all the way to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) with a smoke grenade in his checked baggage.

The man, whose journey originated in Japan, was arrested at LAX wearing a bulletproof vest and flame-retardant pants as he tried to check in for a domestic flight to Boston Logan International Airport (BOS).

A thorough search of the man’s checked luggage revealed billy clubs, various knives, a hatchet, body bags, a bio-hazard suit, handcuffs and leg irons. Despite the arsenal the suspect brought into the U.S., a Japanese security source said security officials were not sure if the content of the man’s bags constituted illegal behavior. A magistrate in Los Angeles ordered the suspect held without bail after declaring him a flight risk.


Share this...

Please Register

In order to leave comments you will now need to be a registered user. This change in policy is to protect our site from an increased number of spam comments. Additionally, in the near future you will be able to better manage your AIN subscriptions via this registration system. If you already have an account, click here to log in. Otherwise, click here to register.