Guy in Body Armor Nabbed With Bag of Weapons at LAX

He had ax, knives, clubs, cuffs, and biohazard suit: feds

By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 10, 2012 12:03 AM CDT | Updated Oct 10, 2012 2:33 AM CDT

(Newser) – An airline passenger wearing a bullet-proof vest was nabbed during a security screening with a suitcase stuffed with weapons at Los Angeles International Airport, officials report. Boston-bound flyer Yongda Huang Harris, 28, a US citizen of Chinese descent, was flying from Japan late last week when he was stopped by a suspicious Customs officer. He was found to be carrying a smoke grenade, knives, billy clubs, a hatchet, a gas mask, handcuffs, duct tape, and a biohazard suit, reports ABC News.

He was also wearing flame retardant leggings and knee pads beneath his trench coat, officials say. Harris has been living in Japan, but his permanent home is in Boston. He is refusing to cooperate with authorities, reports AP. Local investigators and the FBI are continuing to investigate. Meanwhile, across the pond, officials busted a couple at London's Heathrow Airport and are holding them on suspicion of the commission, preparation, or instigation of acts of terrorism, reports the BBC. Authorities were searching two London addresses. No other details were immediately available.

Los Angeles International Airport, where a man wearing a bullet-proof vest was busted with a bag filled with weapons.
Los Angeles International Airport, where a man wearing a bullet-proof vest was busted with a bag filled with weapons.   (?)
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