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Traveler questions airport security

Posted by: under Loopholes Updated: April 16, 2010 - 10:08 AM

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Jennifer Carr knows the Humphrey terminal at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport doesn’t have the same traffic problems as the larger Lindbergh terminal, where most of the airlines operate. Still, she was surprised recently when she noticed that no police officers were monitoring the pickup area. She spotted at least two cars that went unattended for several minutes.

“It just made me uncomfortable,” Carr said. “I don’t know how safe I feel.”

Airport spokesman Patrick Hogan said safety standards are the same at both terminals, but more resources go to Lindbergh. He said nobody should leave cars unattended, even for only a few seconds.

Do you think airport security should be even in all areas?


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