Airport police chase suspicious man with stuffed animalby Elizabeth Dunbar, Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, Minn. — Police at the Twin Cities airport have stepped up patrols after an incident last night that ended with officers chasing a suspicious man holding a stuffed animal.
The Airport Police Department responded to Delta Airlines' Building C after a Delta employee confronted a man and asked to see his ID badge. Police said the man responded by holding out a leopard-print stuffed animal and saying, "This is all you need to see."
The man fled, and police were still looking for him today.
Airport officials aren't certain the man was a security threat, but they decided to step up patrols and use bomb-sniffing dogs to search the hangar that can be accessed from Building C.
Police don't believe the man was in the hangar, and no explosives were found after the search.