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In his luggage, they found a smoke grenade, three leather-coated Billy clubs, a collapsible baton, a full-face respirator, various knives, a hatchet, body bags, a biohazard suit, handcuffs, leg irons and a device to repel dogs.
Harris was wearing a bulletproof vest and flame retardant pants. The 28-year-old lives in Boston, but has recently been working in Japan
TextLOS ANGELES (CBS) – A Boston man was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport wearing body armor and carrying a significant cache of weapons. On Friday, Yongda Huang Harris was on his way from Japan to Boston when customs agents stopped him.
reply to post by Kandinsky
It'd be more shocking if he wasn't arrested.
The LAPD bomb squad determined that the smoke grenade fell under the United Nations’ explosives shipping classification, meaning it is prohibited on board passenger aircraft.
Harris faces one count of transporting hazardous materials. The charge carries a maximum penalty of up to five years in prison.
Anybody know the purpose of the leather covering or "coating?" on the billy clubs? Wouldn't the club inflict more damage without it? I tried to Google the purpose of the covering and only learned that it's common, but I still don't understand why uncovered wouldn't make a better weapon?
Originally posted by rubbertramp
Boston Man Arrested At LAX With Weapons, Body Armor
In his luggage, they found a smoke grenade, three leather-coated Billy clubs,...
The CBP agent had "noticed that Harris was wearing body armor (including a bulletproof vest, flame-retardant legging covers, and knee pads), underneath a trench coat.