Denver International Airport terminal reopens after investigation; no threat found

DENVER — A portion of Denver International Airport was evacuated for several hours Tuesday afternoon due to a possible security threat.

Airport officials said the Denver Police bomb squad was called in to investigate “several suspicious items” after a K9 alerted to a possible threat in the west terminal around 2:30 p.m. local time.

Around 4:45 p.m. local time airport officials said police had cleared the items and no threat was found. The west terminal has been reopened to the public.

The Level 5 baggage claim and several airline ticket counters were closed during the evacuation, and no vehicle traffic was allowed on the west side of the terminal.

Operations at the airport have now returned to normal. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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