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Suspicious package found near Denver International Airport drop-off deemed safe

Level 6 west shut down as police inspect device
Posted at 7:35 AM, Sep 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-15 14:19:40-04

DENVER -- A portion of the west side terminal was evacuated as a bomb squad investigated a suspicious item that also shut down the west side passenger drop-off area at Denver International Airport Thursday morning. 

Denver Police were investigating the item near the passenger drop-off on Level 6 West. Officials were urging travelers to use the east side for drop-offs. 

Some ticketing counters on the west side terminal were closed, including American and Alaskan Airlines, due to this suspicious item, according to Denver7 reporter Jason Gruenauer.   

At around 9:15 a.m., passengers were allowed into the northwest terminal at DIA, officials announced. 

This latest incident at DIA comes less than 12 hours after a "security concern" caused a San Diego-bound flight to be diverted from New Jersey to DIA. Just after 11 p.m. Wednesday, DIA tweeted that everything was safe and the flight was allowed to arrive to its destination.

Police and the FBI were still investigating that incident Thursday morning.

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