ROCHESTER, Minn. -- The Rochester International Airport re-opened around 6:45 p.m. Wednesday. The airport had been shut down hours earlier because of the discovery of a suspicious package.
Assistant airport manager, Kurt Claussen, says TSA screeners found the suspicious device in a suitcase for an outbound flight around 4:30 p.m.
All commercial traffic in and out of Rochester was stopped. Passengers on one flight had to be held on the tarmac.
A bomb squad from the Twin Cities was called in to inspect the device and left the scene around 6:45p.m. Authorities have not released any details on the device, but they say it was not a bomb.
Claussen says he does not believe the public was in any danger, but that officials have to follow proper procedures to clear up the situation.
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