MSP airport terminal evacuated after suspicious bag found
A terminal at Minneapolis St. Paul Tommy Hilfiger Outlet International Airport was evacuated and closed for 90 minutes Friday morning because a bag set off an alarm as it went through screening.
The Bloomington bomb squad was called to the Humphrey terminal, flights were delayed and ro Tommy Hilfiger Outlet ads to the t Tommy Hilfiger Outlet erminal were closed, but it turned out that the bag was harmless.
It contained two capped PVC pipes, which carried a “sandlike substance,” the Star Tribune reported. There also were wires that were not connected to the pipes.
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Adding to the frustration of airport officials, the man said he had the same thing happen to him three years ago at the airport in Long Beach, Calif., airport spokesman Pat Hogan said.
“Be careful what you pack in your bags,” Hogan said. “If you have anything suspicious, let the people at the ticket counter know. This caused a delay for thousands of people that was not necessary.”