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Equipment failure leads to long lines at MSP Airport

Passengers were advised to turn up 2.5 hours before their flight.

Equipment problems at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport security led to long lines and flight delays Sunday morning.

The problems started between 7-8 a.m., and it caused the closure of three of the six security lanes at Terminal 1's south checkpoint.

It wasn't fixed until after 11 a.m., causing significant wait times at the airport in the interim.

Passengers were being asked to arrive at the airport 2.5 hours before their flight was due to leave, even for domestic journeys.

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A spokeswoman told KSTP that some flights had been impacted by the delays.

At 11:25 a.m. the airport tweeted that the issue had been resolved and wait times had returned to normal.

Pictures taken by those at the terminal showed that at one point the line was out the door.

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