- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 22, 2016

An area of the main terminal at Denver International Airport was evacuated for about two hours Tuesday afternoon over a suspicious package, just hours after Islamist terrorists struck Brussels’ airport terminal.

Shortly before 5 p.m. EDT, levels 5 and 6 on the west side of the main terminal were ordered evacuated in response to a “suspicious package,” the airport wrote on its official Twitter account.

At around 6:45, the same account sounded the all-clear.

[email protected] has cleared the suspicious items. No threat found. West terminal will open to the public in a few minutes,” a posted Tweet read.

“We thank our passengers for their patience during this investigation. Safety is our No. 1 concern. We will get back to normal shortly,” the account promised.

According to Heidi Hemmat, a reporter for Fox-31 in Denver, the box in question excited a bomb-sniffing dog.

“Vietnamese person now claiming boxes near @americanairlines baggage check causing security breach are his,” she also tweeted.

For that two-hour period, vehicles weren’t allowed near that part of the airport, though the east side entrances to the terminal were always open.

Flights continued throughout the search, though the airport warned of possible delays for airlines whose ticket counters are in the affected areas, among them American Airlines and Lufthansa.

The suspicious package came just hours after jihadists attacked the Brussels airport, prompting fears of a copycat attack, though airport officials told the Denver Post they acted as they would have on any other day.



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