UPDATED: Airport reopened. Section of Denver International Airport closed because of possible security threat

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Editor’s note (5:14 p.m.): Authorities report all clear at Denver International Airport, according to The Denver Channel after a partial shutdown Tuesday afternoon.

Suspicious packages had been found, a bomb-sniffing dog had been brought in and alerted on the packages. The packages turned out to contain spices and oils, and belonged to a family traveling to Vietnam.

Airport officials say some flights may be delayed while ticket counters reopen.


 

DENVER — A possible security threat closed parts of busy Denver International Airport Tuesday afternoon.

Fox 13 Now reports the evacuation area includes levels five and six, affecting American Airlines, Aero Mexico, Air Canada, Lufthansa and British Airways. Flight delays to and from Denver are possible.

No vehicle traffic is allowed on the west side of the terminal, however the east side remains open.

The daily flight from St. George Regional Airport to Denver International was not affected, Airport Operations Supervisor and Security Coordinator Brad Kitchen said.

“Our Denver flight got off the ground, and as far as I know, it’s in Denver,” Kitchen said. “What they normally do on that is any inbound flights continue to come in, because they can offload.”

Kitchen added that there is a flight scheduled to arrive from Denver at 11 p.m. Tuesday night, but he is unaware if that flight will be affected by the shutdown.

This story will be updated as more details are available.

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