Rochester airport closed due to suspicious package

Rochester airport closed due to suspicious package

Associated Press – March 30, 2011 7:54 PM ET
ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) – The main terminal at the Rochester International Airport has been evacuated after a suspicious package was found by a Transportation Security Administration officer.
Airport manager Steve Leqve (lek-VEE) tells the Post-Bulletin of Rochester the suitcase was found Wednesday afternoon in the checked luggage area of the building.

He says the suitcase remains in the airport. A bomb squad from the Twin Cities is on the way to check it out, but Leqve says he expects everything is going to turn out fine.

The terminal was evacuated around 4:30 p.m., with people on outgoing flights taken to a building on the airport property. Incoming flights are being diverted until the situation is resolved.

The Post-Bulletin story is here:
Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.


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