All Clear After Partial Evacuation At DIA

Photo: Denver International Airport Sunset (AP File)
Denver International Airport at sunset.

resumed normal operations Tuesday afternoon after a police bomb squad checked suspicious packages found in the main terminal and evacuated part of the building.

Stacey Stegman, a spokeswoman for DIA, said the top two levels of the west side of the terminal were evacuated after Transportation Security Administration employees reported the packages Tuesday afternoon.

The evacuation area was limited to the west side of the terminal's fourth and fifth levels, including the ticket counters of American Airlines, Aero Mexico, Air Canada, Lufthansa and British Airways. The baggage claim on level five was also closed. 

The Obama administration stepped up security at major transit hubs across the country after Tuesday's airport and subway bombings in Brussels, Belgium.

In Denver, an RTD spokeswoman said, "We have heightened our security visibility throughout our system so the public knows we are present."

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