Water Filter Delays Flights for 90 Minutes at Minneapolis Airport
The Humphrey terminal at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport was evacuated for more than 90 minutes after a suspicious bag set off an alarm.
The suspicion centered on the bag’s two capped PVC pipes containing a benign granular substance and wires that were not connected to the pipes. The Bloomington bomb squad removed the bag and determined that the “sandlike substance was not an explosive.”
The bag’s owner said the items were for a water filtration device and that had caused a similar disruption in 2009 at the airport in Long Beach, Calif. The water filter owner was placed on a later flight.