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    Man flies in to LAX wearing body armor and with a suitcase full of weapons

    Man arrested at LAX was wearing body armor, had suitcase full of weapons

    LOS ANGELES - Why would a man flying from Japan to Boston need to wear a bulletproof vest and travel with a suitcase full of weapons, leg irons, a smoke grenade, a gas mask and a biohazard suit?

    That's what federal investigators are trying to figure out despite a lack of cooperation from 28-year-old Yongda Huang Harris, who was arrested during a stopover at Los Angeles International Airport, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said Tuesday.
    LOS ANGELES - Why would a man flying from Japan to Boston need to wear a bulletproof vest and travel with a suitcase full of weapons, leg irons, a smoke grenade, a gas mask and a biohazard suit?
    That's what federal investigators are trying to figure out despite a lack of cooperation from 28-year-old Yongda Huang Harris, who was arrested during a stopover at Los Angeles International Airport, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said Tuesday.
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    Re: Man flies in to LAX wearing body armor and with a suitcase full of weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Spooky.

    My other question would be, "How did this idiot get on a plane flying from Japan to the United States?"
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    Re: Man flies in to LAX wearing body armor and with a suitcase full of weapons

    The better question is, why would someone name their kid Yongda Huang Harris?
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    Re: Man flies in to LAX wearing body armor and with a suitcase full of weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Spooky.

    My other question would be, "How did this idiot get on a plane flying from Japan to the United States?"
    Seems not to have been a problem:

    Yasunori Oshima, an official at Japan's Land and Transport Ministry's aviation safety department, said there had been no official inquiry or request from U.S. authorities to look into the case, which he said would have been more of a concern if the hazardous materials were brought on board rather than checked.

    "The case does not seem to pose any immediate concerns about aviation security measures in Japan," he said.

    Airport police said they do not believe the case constitutes illegal conduct under the Japanese domestic criminal code, but Japan may cooperate at the request of U.S. investigators.
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    Re: Man flies in to LAX wearing body armor and with a suitcase full of weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Seems not to have been a problem:
    It was my stupidly ridiculous impression that every flight coming into the United States was subject to the same scrutiny and requirements at its source as a flight originating in the US. What a fool I am.

    What the HELL??? What difference do all of our security measures make if flights from other countries into the United States aren't held to the same standards?
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    Re: Man flies in to LAX wearing body armor and with a suitcase full of weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    It was my stupidly ridiculous impression that every flight coming into the United States was subject to the same scrutiny and requirements at its source as a flight originating in the US. What a fool I am.

    What the HELL??? What difference do all of our security measures make if flights from other countries into the United States aren't held to the same standards?
    Good question.

    Maybe we just get a kick out of taking off our shoes and belts, losing bottles of shampoo, and having a small penknife deemed a deadly weapon.
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    Re: Man flies in to LAX wearing body armor and with a suitcase full of weapons

    Another law abiding citizen.
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    Re: Man flies in to LAX wearing body armor and with a suitcase full of weapons

    The article says, "a suitcase full of weapons" but never says what weapons. So, what weapons?

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    Re: Man flies in to LAX wearing body armor and with a suitcase full of weapons

    Guns for the most part would not be a threat to the flight if they were in a suitcase in the baggage hold. As for the for the body armor, I don't think there's any law against being all trussed up in uncomfortable and hot body armor for 12 hours on a transcontinental flight. Imagine if the suffering bastard was also seated next to screaming babies. Whatever his purpose for wearing the body armor, it couldn't have been worth the feckin misery.

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    Re: Man flies in to LAX wearing body armor and with a suitcase full of weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by Patrickt View Post
    The article says, "a suitcase full of weapons" but never says what weapons. So, what weapons?
    A search of Harris' checked luggage uncovered numerous suspicious items, including knives, body bags, a hatchet, a collapsible baton, a biohazard suit, a full-face respirator, billy clubs, handcuffs, leg irons and a device to repel dogs, authorities said.
    Also mentioned: lead-filled, leather-coated billy clubs, a smoke grenade, and a collapsible baton
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