Man with stuffed animal causes scare at MSP.
MINNEAPOLIS -- A man carrying a leopard print stuffed animal put security officials at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on alert Tuesday night.
Airport officials said the man walked into Delta Airlines' Building C at around 9:00 p.m. and was confronted by an employee who asked to see his identification badge.
The man apparently responded by showing the employee the stuffed animal and saying, "This is all you need to see," according to airport officials. The man then fled.
Airport police notified the Transportation Security Administration and worked with Delta security officials to look for the man in and around the building, but they could not find him. Airport police also stepped up patrols around the building and the airfield.
Airport officials describe the man as a black male, approximately 19 to 22 years old. He had an average build, 5'6 to 5'8. He was wearing a tan oversized jacket and a red shirt and was carrying a stuffed animal with a leopard print.
Authorities do not believe the man got into an adjoining hangar, but airport canine explosives detection teams checked the aircraft before it left the hangar and found no sign of explosives.
Anyone with any information about the incident should call Airport Police at 612-726-5115.
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