MSP Airport wait times back to normal after equipment issue Sunday

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Courtesy: Linwood Barclay

The Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport is back to normal after wait times were delayed Sunday morning.

According to MSP Airport, by 7 a.m., travelers were experiencing extended security wait times due to "equipment issues," and were advised to arrive at least two-and-a-half hours before their flight.

By noon, the issues had been resolved.

The Transportation Security Administration released a statement saying three lanes went down at the south security checkpoint, two of which were repaired Sunday morning.

This morning, three out of six lanes in the south security checkpoint were down resulting in wait times of 38-44 minutes. Field service technicians on site were able to bring two of the three lanes back to operational. The third lane will take some time to fix due to the complexity of the equipment. Screening wait times have normalized. We encourage travelers to check with their airline to confirm the status of their flight.

The two lanes that were fixed Sunday were down due to calibration issues with the walk-through metal detectors. The third, still unfixed lane is an automated screening lane, which the TSA expects will take longer to fix due to the system's complexity.