Authorities at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport say a passenger arrested last week after a bomb scare at Terminal 2 did not leave behind a propane tank, as was initially reported.
The discovery of a box in the ticketing lobby at the Humphrey Terminal prompted authorities to take the woman off a plane and detain her. They also evacuated the ticketing lobby and sparked a huge traffic backup for holiday travelers.
Airport spokeswoman Melissa Scovronski said the woman should not have left the package in the airport.
"In the box was a propane burner and a stand, which is not of course prohibited. However, what is prohibited is leaving unattended packages at an airport terminal," Scovronski said.
Authorities called the Bloomington bomb squad to investigate the incident after the 2 by 2 foot cardboard box with tubing visible inside was found left near a shop outside the security screening area.
"When someone found it, they saw that it looked like there was a pipe coming from the top of it, with some kind of burner and some hoses," Scovronski said. "Obviously, that looks pretty suspicious."