MSP Terminal 2 (Humphrey) evaculated morning of December 20, 2013

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  1. MSPeconomist
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    Early this morning, a woman passenger was told at TSA security that she could not take a package on through the checkpoint. She apparently left it at the check in counter, went back through security, and boarded he flight. In the meantime, pipes were reportedly sticking out of the "suspicious" package so that the bomb squad was called and the terminal was evacuated.

    The package contained a propane gas cannister. Apparently, the woman was pulled off of the plane and detained for questioning.

    The terminal is now reportedly reopened, but there are very long lines and some flights are delayed.

    Humphrey includes Southwest, SunCountry, and charter airlines. Legacy carriers such as DL, UA, US, and AA use Terminal 1 (Lindbergh), aka the main terminal. Lightrail service connects the terminals for free at about fifteen minute intervals during most of the day, with more frequent service at peak times.
     
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    Pretty dumb to bring a gas canister to an airport, then even expect to board.
     
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    And it was a canister of propane?
    Holy #$%&.
     
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    Apparently the propane canister was part of some cooking device.

    It's bad enough that airlines rarely serve meals now, but the idea of a passenger cooking on board? Only if you grill something for me too!
     
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    REALLY PEOPLE???? What is wrong with the flying public? Oh wait...they're people
     
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    Oh--this has possibilities.
     
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    Nail--meet head.
     

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