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DEVELOPING: Denver International Airport Partially Evacuated Amid Possible Security Threat

DEVELOPING: Denver International Airport Partially Evacuated Amid Possible Security Threat

Morgan Chalfant | Free Beacon

A section of the main terminal at Denver International Airport was evacuated Tuesday afternoon amid a possible security threat.

The airport announced the partial evacuation on Twitter at about 2:30 P.M. local time. Denver Police were on the scene investigating the threat.

Vehicle traffic was also blocked from the west side of the terminal. Flights were continuing, though the airport noted that delays were possible. Affected ticket counters included American Airlines, Aero Mexico, Air Canada, Lufthansa, and British Airways.

DPD is evacuating a section of the main terminal on the west side between doors 600 and 610 to investigate a possible security threat

— Denver Int’l Airport (@DENAirport) March 22, 2016

Evacuation area includes west side of the main terminal levels 5 and 6, from doors 600-610 – flights continuing

— Denver Int’l Airport (@DENAirport) March 22, 2016

No vehicle traffic is being allowed on the west side of the terminal. East side remains open to passengers.

— Denver Int’l Airport (@DENAirport) March 22, 2016

The evacuation took place hours after coordinated explosions killed over 30 people and wounded nearly 190 in Brussels. Two of the blasts occurred at Brussels Airport and one at a subway station. The terror attacks have escalated security concerns in Europe and the United States.

According to the Denver Post, officials at Denver International said earlier Tuesday that neither the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) nor the Department of Homeland Security had instructed the airport to ramp up security measures following the attacks in the Belgian capital.

No threat found at Denver Airport

No threat found at Denver Airport

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