MSP's Terminal 2 shut down after woman tries to sneak propane tank through security

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MSP from above.
Something alternatively described as a suspicious package or suspicious box shut down MSP's Terminal 2 this morning. Terminal 1 was unaffected.

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With lots of holiday travelers taking to the skies, that state of affairs is obviously far from ideal. But in this day and age, officials took proper precautions and evacuated that part of the airport until it could be determined the box/package wasn't dangerous.

KARE's Bryan Piatt sheds some light on how some folks coped with the closed terminal: As we publish this, reports are trickling in that Terminal 2's evacuation is being lifted, so get back in your cars, people.

:::: UPDATE ::::

Apparently Peggy Hill was trying to fly out of MSP this morning. Fox 9 explains what we mean: :::: UPDATE II ::::

MSP's Twitter account says the coast is officially clear: -- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at arupar@citypages.com.

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ron.fresquez
ron.fresquez

The passenger with the propane take was obviously traveling to a place where propane tanks do not exist.

MrPotHead
MrPotHead

Many years ago a plane went down in the middel east because someone fired up a grill on board and started roasting some goat!

TruDat
TruDat

More proof the TSA should be replaced by  private security . Common sense would suggest the package be opened, confiscated, and the woman sent on her flight. But no, the entire terminal shut down for 2 hours. Who were the real idiots here?

Andy Almodovar
Andy Almodovar

It made the day kinda loopy @ work ..we conquer any situation ..best employees of the world!

Jeff Young
Jeff Young

(And why are we covering this from Hackettstown, NJ? I'm from NJ but still)

Jason Ehlers
Jason Ehlers

they shut down tje entire terminal for a propane tank? so was this because there is a terrorist barbeque threat?

Angela Salzl
Angela Salzl

Propane and propane accessories! This story made me laugh at the level of stupidity. She should never be allowed to fly.

Jennifer Hoaas-Pribil
Jennifer Hoaas-Pribil

He could sell her some propane accessories. Then again, I bet the only accessory she gets are steel handcuffs.

MattRoznowski
MattRoznowski

@panopticon13 As a WI native, I have a propane tank, charcoal, and grill on me at all times. Always prepared to tailgate. It's in our DNA.

Dave Saline
Dave Saline

Some Chesse - Head for their Brat-Grill tray

Mike Worcester
Mike Worcester

Just when I thought the bar for stupidity could not get any lower.....

Rajean Moone
Rajean Moone

When you have that urge for a ballpark frank, you gotta be prepared.

Nick Jude
Nick Jude

This just in. America is getting dumber.

LynniAnn
LynniAnn

I feel poorly for this woman.  It is so hard to keep up with the changing rules as to what is allowedd and not on airplanes.  I hope the Obamastapo from TSA isn't too hard on her.

cafreema
cafreema

She obviously should have upgraded to grill class.

Jake Benecasa
Jake Benecasa

-_- I have to fly out of Humphrey on Saturday. I really hope the morons stay home.

blainegarrett
blainegarrett

@LynniAnnI don't think TSA allowed propane tanks through security during the Bush administration either.

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