Terminal 2 evacuated, light rail and roads to airport closed [MSP]

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Mike, Jun 3, 2012.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Sound the trumpets -- TSA is once again letting us know that they are here to save us from something ... whatever. Appears to have resulted in two hours of major pants-wetting.

    My Fox Twin Cities: Terminal 2 evacuated, light rail and roads to airport closed


    This also would have cut off LRT traffic to the main terminal #1 (7 concourses, hundreds of gates, Delta, United, US, AA) from the south (e.g. Mall of America & nearby hotels on the 494 strip.
     
  2. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Notice what I highlighted in red above. Closing the LRT is just bizzarre overkill.

    I have to get some stuff done outside before dark, but I have some satellite imagery to post showing the relative location of the terminal & LRT. The extensive closing make no sense, unless they want to inconvenience as many people as possible so they'll all be thankful that their asses were saved ... from yet another TSA false alarm.
     
  3. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    This should give an idea as to the scope of what the bozos closed off. The area for screening checked baggage (CTX machines) is in the middle of the main ticketing lobby, on the ground floor between the two skyways that can be seen in the photo connecting the parking ramp to the Humphrey Terminal (aka MSP Terminal #2).

    The LRT line runs 400-500' east of this and mostly below grade, sheltered by a concrete bank as the tracks drop into the tunnels in the upper right corner of the photo. From the tunnels they run underground to the Lindberg Terminal (aka Terminal #1).

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  4. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    Buffoons, the bunch of them.

    I didn't start traveling for work until 1997 or so, but from 1997 til even 2002 or so, I don't remember any evacuations like this. It seems like the spate of closures is a fairly recent thing. Am I misremembering? If I'm not, what's going on?? Why now?
     
  5. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    OT? Double-time on Sunday?
    Screw the public...
     
  6. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    MPR News: Operations resume at MSP's Terminal 2 after evacuation


    In other words, more theater from the two-digit IQ crowd.
     
  7. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Star Tribune: MSP's Terminal 2 reopened after alarm over suspicious device


    Theater ...


    A three-act play every year!
     
  8. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Another show for the sheeple. Hope lots of naysayers and TSA apologists were not only inconvenienced but missed their flights.
     
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  9. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    That would be great.
     
  10. FetePerfection

    FetePerfection Founding Member Coach

    All this for a water filter...:td:
     
  11. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    It's all part of the big show.

    The more they evacuate, the more it looks like they're "doing something". Better safe than sorry, right? I mean don't these AFS buffoons trumpet some sort of nonsense like, "I'd rather wait outside 3 days and know they did something than blow up"? Morons.
     
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  12. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    And the show must go on! It seems they staged an encore performance at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport in late July ...

    Phoenix New Times: TSA Finds Water Filter in Luggage at Sky Harbor, Says It "Looks Like a Pipe Bomb"
     
  13. Frank

    Frank Original Member

  14. FaustsAccountant

    FaustsAccountant Original Member

    Well...if its stupid-might as well do it BIG and with glitter.:rolleyes:
     

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