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Part of Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport evacuated


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport has reopened after a portion was briefly evacuated when a police dog detected a suspicious bag on a luggage carousel.

The Transportation Security Administration says a police bomb squad was called to the scene and three security checkpoints were shut down for about an hour before reopening Tuesday afternoon.

Vehicle traffic into the terminal was stopped as the bag was investigated. The bag was cleared and the airport's concourses and checkpoints reopened about an hour after the dog noticed the bag about 1:45 p.m. No other details were immediately available.


MINNEAPOLIS (WKOW) -- Police dogs have detected a suspicious bag on an incoming flight at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, causing part of the airport to be closed.

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 airport spokeswoman Emberly Hermann.

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

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

The paper is reporting that the dog detected the bag at about 2 p.m. Tuesday.

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