Minneapolis airport Terminal 2 shut down by suspicious package - KMSP-TV

No propane in package that caused MSP Airport terminal shutdown

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Terminal 2 of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport was temporarily shutdown just after 6 a.m. Friday morning as the bomb squad investigated a suspicious package left in the ticketing area.

Terminal 1 was not affected.

MSP Airport spokesman Pat Hogan told Fox 9 that a woman was attempting to travel with a package that contained a small propane tank. When a Southwest Airlines ticketing agent told her the box would not be allowed on an airplane, the woman left the package behind in the ticketing area and went to the gate to board her flight.

The passenger was removed from her flight and questioned by police. A bomb squad response is a routine procedure when an unattended item is found.

Just after 8 a.m., MSP Airport officials declared the incident resolved and Terminal 2 resumed normal operations.

At least 12 flights were delayed out of Terminal 2 Friday morning.

Five days after the incident, airport officials revised previous reports that an empty propane tank was inside the box, stating that a burner and stand -- which are not prohibited -- were inside.

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