Armed Man Arrested at LAX

A 28-year-old man allegedly deplaned in Los Angeles with an arsenal of weapons in his luggage.
3:00 | 10/10/12

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Saw the alligator. Ann romney will come in our second hour. We're going to begin with the alarmliing arrest at l.A.X. The big question, how did he make it on that flight into los angeles in the first place? Cecilia vega is here with more. Good morning, cecilia. Reporter: This is a weird one. Look at all of the weapons. It could be a scene straight out of a horror movie. The weapons police say they found in the man's suitcase were bizarre, not to mention frightening. And now, investigators are just trying to figure out what he plans to do with them. Federal and state investigators remain baffled this morning, after a customs agent at los angeles international airport stumbled on this disturbing arsenal of weapons, inside his checked luggage friday, as he was arriving to the u.S. From japan. Police say harris was carrying a smoke grenade similar to this one, strong enough to fill an entire plane with smoke. As well as a gas mask, billy clubs, knives and a hatchet, all, police say, neatly packed in his bags. The possibilities are endless on what he could have done to it. Reporter: Agents found a collection of other tools fit for a horror movie. Body bags, duct tape, handcuffs, leg irons, a protective suit. Even oven mitts and cooking tongs. Federal investigators want to know how that suitcase made it on the plane. It had to go through screenings in those countries to get on the plane. Why it didn't raise any suspicion with screeners, we're still trying to figure out. Reporter: In fact, police say the only reason harris was finally stopped was because a customs agent noticed he was wearing a bullet-proof vest under his trench coat. Along with leggings and knee pads. Harris seen here, is a 28-year-old naturalized citizen of chinese decent. Recently, he's been traveling to japan but lives in boston. A lot of what was in his suitcase wasn't illegal to carry on a plane. If it was in a checked bag. But the smoke grenade is not be on a plane.

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