WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Authorities in the US state of Colorado are evacuating a part of the Denver International Airport's main terminal to investigate a possible security threat, the airport announced via Twitter.
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
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
Denver police were currently at the scene investigating, the airport authority noted, and no vehicle traffic was being allowed into the west side of the terminal, while the east side still remained open to passengers.
The Denver International Airport evacuation comes less than 24 hours after terrorist attacks were carried out at the Brussels Zaventem Airport as well as a local metro station earlier on Tuesday, killing 34 people and injuring more than 200 others.
Following the attacks, the US Department of Homeland Security said that it was ramping up security at major airports and transportation hubs around the United States, but said that they had not yet received any credible information about any potential terrorist attacks.