OK, but he did manage to get on a plane

Yongda Huang Harris caught the attention of Homeland Security agents at LAX. I wonder why?

Harris, a naturalized U.S. citizen of Chinese descent, was flagged for secondary inspection last Friday when Customs and Border Protection officers noticed he was wearing a bulletproof vest and flame retardant pants underneath his trench coat, according to a statement from Homeland Security.

According to a Homeland Security Investigations affidavit, suspicious items found in Harris’ luggage included a pyrotechnic smoke grenade, three leather-coated billy clubs, a collapsible baton, a full-face respirator, knives, a hatchet, body bags, a biohazard suit, handcuffs, leg irons and a device to repel dogs.

Thing is, Harris was nabbed at LAX after arriving on a flight from Japan. He's due in federal court in Los Angeles this afternoon on a charge of transporting hazardous materials. He lives in Boston.

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