Vehicle and light-rail access to the Humphrey Terminal were closed off for a time.
Terminal 2 (the Humphrey Terminal) at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport was reopened to travelers Sunday evening after being partly evacuated for a couple of hours when a suspicious device was discovered in a woman's checked luggage.
Access to the terminal by road and light rail was cut off for a time in late afternoon as investigators tried to determine what the device was, said airport spokeswoman Melissa Scovronski. It and the luggage it was in were removed for off-site examination by Sunday evening.
Scovronski said Transportation Security Administration agents spotted the device at 4:30 p.m. "They felt it was significant enough to call the bomb squad," she said, and a partial evacuation followed.
The terminal was fully reopened at 6:30. Only a few flights were delayed and none was canceled, Scovronski said. Terminal 1 (the Lindbergh Terminal) was not affected.
Scovronski said she did not know what the luggage owner told authorities about the device. She was allowed to continue on her way without the piece of luggage.
Similar situations happen at Terminal 2 "two or three times a year," Scovronski said.