LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- A man wearing a bullet-proof vest was arrested at
LAX after customs agents found a smoke grenade, a gas mask and body bags
in his luggage.
Yongda Huang Harris, 28, had just arrived on a flight from Japan when he
was referred for secondary inspection after customs officers noticed he
was wearing a bulletproof vest and flame retardant pants.
According to Homeland Security,
Harris' luggage contained a pyrotechnic smoke grenade, three
leather-coated billy clubs, a collapsible baton, various knives and a
He also had a full-face respirator,
body bags, a biohazard suit, handcuffs, leg irons and a device to repel
Officials say Harris, who makes his permanent home in Boston, has been living and working recently in Japan.
He's a naturalized U.S. citizen who was formerly a Chinese national.
Harris is now charged in a criminal complaint with one count of
transporting hazardous materials. The charge carries a maximum penalty
of up to five years in prison.
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