Parts of Denver International Airport Evacuated Over Suspicious Package

Posted: Mar 22, 2016 5:58 PM

Parts of Denver International Airport were evacuated today after a suspicious package was discovered in one of the terminals. After the horrific terror attacks perpetrated by ISIS in Brussels today, this surely has people on edge, with authorities not taking any chances regarding security (via Denver Post):

A section of Denver International Airport has been evacuated because of a possible suspicious package, officials said Tuesday.

Denver police are evacuating a part of the main terminal on the west side between doors 600 and 610 on level six and 500 to 510 on level five, according to an airport tweet. Level five is the bag claim and passenger pickup level, and level six is for passenger dropoff and check-in.

Affected ticket counters include: American Airlines, Aero Mexico, Air Canada, Lufthansa and British Airways. Flights are continuing, the airport said, although delays are possible.

Details about the the DIA threat have not yet been released, other than saying police are investigating a suspicious package.

"As a precaution, TSA is deploying additional security to major U.S. airports and at various rail and transit stations," said a tweet from Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson.

Vehicle traffic is not being allowed on the west side of the terminal, officials said. The east side of the terminal remains open to passengers.