Two Midwest Airports Evacuated


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Dec 17, 2003
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MSP was evacuated over an alert by bomb dogs. :eek:

And DET got evacutated over a contractor's revoked ID card

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A terminal at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport was evacuated Wednesday evening after bomb-sniffing dogs detected suspicious smells in two vending machines.

About 200 passengers and employees were sent to a parking garage across the street from the terminal while a bomb squad investigated, said Pat Hogan, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Airports Commission.

The terminal reopened four hours later, although it was not immediately clear what the dogs had sensed.

"This could be something as simple as somebody lighting off fireworks during the Fourth of July and then having residue on them and touching a machine," Hogan said. "We hope it's as simple as something like that."

Also Wednesday, two concourses and two airplanes at Detroit Metropolitan Airport were evacuated after a contract worker whose security badge had been revoked ran off as he was being escorted through the facility