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.