US airport evacuated over security threat

2016-03-22 23:40
Los Angeles security. (AFP)

Los Angeles security. (AFP)

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Los Angeles - A section of the main terminal at Denver International Airport was evacuated on Tuesday because of a possible security threat, officials said.

The airport said in several tweets that police were evacuating the western side of the terminal, but that flights were continuing.

"No vehicle traffic is being allowed on the west side of the terminal. East side remains open to passengers," the airport tweeted.

It added that several airlines had ticket counters inside the area evacuated - including American Airlines, Aero Mexico and British Airways - and flight delays were possible.

The security alert came in the wake of terror attacks in Brussels earlier on Tuesday that left around 35 dead and scores more injured.

Read more on:    belgium  |  us  |  brussels attacks  |  air travel

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