The Latest: Arrests Made at Minneapolis Airport Protest
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The latest developments on a planned Black Lives Matter protest at the Mall of America:
Arrests have been made at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in connection with a protest causing significant traffic disruptions.
Airport spokesman Patrick Hogan says the arrests came Wednesday, after people protesting at the Mall of America headed to one of the airport's two terminals. He didn't immediately have a number of arrests.
Hogan says traffic backups persist on roads leading to the airport, and that security checkpoints inside the terminal were temporarily closed. He says that was done to prevent protesters from rushing through them and forcing an evacuation of the gate areas.
It's possible that there could be some flight delays to accommodate passengers stuck in security lines when they reopen.