Terminal at MSP evacuated this morningMinnesota News
-- Terminal 2 at Minneapolis-St. Paul International, the former Humphrey Terminal, was evacuated this morning.
BLOOMINGTON - Terminal 2 at Minneapolis-St. Paul International, the former Humphrey Terminal, was evacuated this morning.
According to airport officials, a luggage scanner detected something suspicious in a bag around 5:30 a.m. and the Bloomington Bomb squad was called in. A package has been contained and is in a safe location.
Officials say the owner of the package has been detained and is being questioned by Airport Police. Airport officials say there is no threat to public safety and the airport was reopened shortly thereafter.
The Bloomington Bomb Squad discovered the bag contained two capped PVC pipes containing granular material and wires, which were not connected to the pipes. The owner of the bag was questioned and claims the materials are used for water filtration.
Airport spokesman Pat Hogan says during the evacuation the ticketing lobby had to be shut down for about an hour and a half and the roadway to the terminal was closed, disrupting the travel plans of a few thousand passengers. The man involved could be subject to a civil suit from the Transportation Security Administration.