DENVER (CBS4)– Police in Denver investigated a suspicious item at Denver International Airport on Thursday morning after a dog hit on a bag found near a ticketing counter.
Ticket counters on that level started reopening just after 9 a.m. and police cleared the scene shortly after.
Police tweeted an update on the investigation.
The investigation initially kept people from dropping off at Level 6 West at DIA for more than two hours starting just after 7 a.m. Thursday. Passengers were urged to use the east side of Level 6.
“It’s not really been very well maned .. in my opinion.. people, particularly people travelling internationally, need to know know what’s going on because they have connecting flights. They must have some idea with the incident routine they went through,” said passenger Gwen Kenny.
“I’m not very happy with whoever dropped off this suspicious package. I was up until 3 a.m. because I was so excited for my trip, so thanks for wrecking my day but hopefully we can get it back on track,” said traveler Julie Hausman.
Police evacuated a portion of the west side of the Jeppesen Terminal and the area near door 600 was roped off.
Police tweeted an update on the situation early in the investigation.
Passengers were advised to expect delays. The passengers most affected are those boarding American Airlines and Air Alaska.
“Those airlines are working alternate accommodations to get peoples’ bags checked in as needed,” said DIA spokesman Heath Montgomery in a statement.
The bomb squad investigated the item and said it was safe. Police reopened Level 6 just after 9 a.m. and operations returned to normal at DIA.