Denver Airport Terminal Reopens After 2-Hour Evacuation To Check Suspicious Package

  • by: Alan Duke

STORY UPDATED: check for updates below.

Denver International Airport in Colorado evacuated a section of its main terminal for "to investigate a possible security threat," according to the airport's Twitter account. The evacuation included the ticket counters for American, Aero Mexico, Air Canada, Lufthansa, and British Airways.

"Denver Police bomb squad is on scene evaluating a suspicious package," the DIA Twitter account tweeted. The ful terminal was reopened after police determined there was no threat. It began near the American Airlines ticket counter when an officer reported the suspiscious package.

Scroll down to see live updates.


  • 2016-03-22T22:49:37Z 2016-03-22T22:49:37Z
    This tweet makes it official:
  • 2016-03-22T22:38:41Z 2016-03-22T22:38:41Z
    One of the two evacuated levels of the west side of Denver Airport’s main terminal is being reopened. Employees are now being allowed back in. Passengers will follow in a few minutes.
  • 2016-03-22T22:21:55Z 2016-03-22T22:21:55Z
    Denver Airport spokeswoman says there were no changes in security procedure because of the bombings inside the Brussels airport terminal. The suspicious package alert began near the American Airlines ticket counter, according to the spokeswoman.
  • 2016-03-22T22:08:38Z 2016-03-22T22:08:38Z
    The Boeing 757 with trouble "landed and rolled out," according to air traffic control radio traffic, ending that drama. But the main terminal is still partially closed as police probe a suspicious object.
  • 2016-03-22T22:06:52Z 2016-03-22T22:06:52Z
    This is the best official info we have so far on what is causing the evacuation and search:
  • 2016-03-22T22:04:24Z 2016-03-22T22:04:24Z
  • 2016-03-22T21:41:22Z 2016-03-22T21:41:22Z
    A Boeing 757 with 135 on board and experiencing mechanical problems is approaching Denver International Airport just as airport police are dealing with a security scare and partial terminal evacuation. The airliner with “rudder and yaw issues” that is causing “lateral oscillations” is about 10 minutes away from DIA’s runway 25, according to an air traffic control radio transmission. No airline is given.
  • 2016-03-22T21:39:59Z 2016-03-22T21:39:59Z
    Part of the Denver International Airport's terminal is open for business. While some airlines are delaying flights because of the partial closure, the airport is still operating.
  • 2016-03-22T21:25:09Z 2016-03-22T21:25:09Z

  Alan Duke

Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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