Boy, 9, briefly rode baggage conveyor belt at MSP

Mara Klecker, Star Tribune
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A 9-year-old boy was uninjured on Saturday after climbing onto a conveyor belt used for baggage at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

The boy, left a group of about 20 travelers who were checking their bags. He then dove onto the belt, which takes luggage from the ticketing counter to a screening area, and rode it for a short time before airport police found him.

He was reunited with his family and the group of travelers in less than five minutes, said airport spokesperson Pat Hogan.

"He got a little adventure before the adventure," Hogan said.

Hogan was not aware of any similar incidents and said the area that the boy accessed was "very difficult to get into."

Mara Klecker • 612-673-4440