MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Authorities said at least part of Terminal 2 at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport was evacuated Friday morning after a report of a suspicious package in the ticketing area.READ MORE: Amelia Huffman To Be Interim Chief Of Minneapolis Police
Authorities responded to the incident sometime after 6 a.m. at Terminal 2, which is the Humphrey Terminal.
Patrick Hogan, the director of public affairs and marketing for the airport, said the ticket lobby in Terminal 2 was cleared of passengers. Hogan said a suspicious box was left behind by a passenger and a bomb squad was been called into investigate.
Hogan said the package was about two feet by two feet and had pipes sticking out of the top. A woman went up to the ticket counter at Southwest Airlines to check the package, which contained a propane tank, but security officials wouldn’t let her.
NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Dave Lee Reports