Tuesday, January 5, 2010

UPDATE: No Security Threat at Minneapolis St. Paul Airport Official Says

From FOXNews.com:

Officials determined there was no threat after a security breach was reported at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport when a bomb-sniffing dog reacted to possible explosive material on a piece of checked luggage from an inbound flight.

Parts of the airport were shut down for about an hour after the police bomb squad was called to the scene.

Planes were not grounded and the airport is still open.


From FOX21Online.com (story by Associated Press):

Part of Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is shut down after a police dog detected what could be explosive material in luggage.

The Star Tribune reports that parts of the baggage claim and ticketing areas are closed, along with a portion of the roadway closest to those areas. The newspaper cited Emberly Hermann, an airport spokeswoman.

Calls by The Associated Press to the commission that runs the airport were not immediately returned. Airport police referred calls to airport

Hermann told the Star Tribune that flights were still operating but there would be delays and cancellations.

The dog detected the material at about 2 p.m. Tuesday, the Star Tribune reported.


This all comes on a day when Obama was supposed to address the nation regarding our safety from terror attacks.  The speech was delayed as Obama is meeting with his security advisors.  Check out FoxNews.com for more information.

Per Neil Cavuto on the Fox News Channel, an airport in Bakersfield, CA was shut down on Jan. 5 too amid another scare.  It turned out to be bottles of honey.

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