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Evacuated Minneapolis Airport Terminal Reopened

Officials say a Minneapolis-St. Paul airport terminal has reopened after a suspicious bag prompted an early morning evacuation.

Airport police had evacuated the Humphrey terminal ticketing lobby and closed inbound traffic to the terminal about 5:30 a.m. Friday after a bag set off an alarm when it was scanned by screeners.

Airport spokeswoman Melissa Scovronski says several hundred people who had not gone through security were sent out of the terminal and across the street.

A bomb squad was called and the bag was taken away for examination. Scovronski says the owner of the bag has been identified and is being questioned by airport police. Officials say they don't yet know what triggered the alarm.



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Authorities say one of the terminals at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport has been evacuated after a suspicious bag was found in the baggage screening area.

Police tell local media a bomb squad has been called to check a suspicious package found in the airport's Humphrey terminal Friday morning. Travelers who have not gone through security have been taken out of the terminal and those already through security are being asked to stay at their gates.

It's not immediately clear if all flights have been grounded.

Calls from The Associated Press to the airport, the Transportation Security Administration and the Federal Aviation Administration weren't immediately returned.


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