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Bomb Squad Called to Twin Cities Airport

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The Humphrey Terminal at MSP International Airport was reopened shortly before 8:30 a.m. following an evacuated triggered by a suspicious package Friday morning.

KARE 11-TV reports the incident caused chaos in the terminal and on the roads leading to the airport, resulting in a massive backup of cars and passengers.

An airport spokesperson says the package scare happened at terminal 2. A passenger was apparently trying to get through security with a package when security stopped them.

A few moments later that package was found left unattended and the decision was made to evacuate the ticketing lobby of terminal two while a bomb squad was called in. Authorities found a small propane tank inside.

KARE 11's Bryan Piatt says traffic backups triggered by the incident are so bad that people are actually getting out of vehicles and walking with luggage in an effort not to miss their flights.

ORIGINAL STORY

(WCCO) – Authorities said at least part of Terminal 2 at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport has been temporarily closed due to a security incident.

Authorities responded to the incident sometime after 6 a.m. at Terminal 2, which is the Humphrey Terminal. Witnesses at the airport told WCCO-TV that somebody left a package unattended, there is a very heavy police presence and at least part of the terminal has been evacuated. There is no other information available at this time.

Patrick Hogan, the director of public affairs and marketing for the airport, confirmed that the ticket lobby in Terminal 2 has been cleared of passengers. Hogan said a suspicious box was left behind by a passenger and a bomb squad has been called into investigate.

Hogan said flight delays at Terminal 2 are expected throughout the morning as the situation is investigated. Terminal 1 is not affected.

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