All flights out of Denver International Airport, as well as trains and security screenings, stopped for about 30 minutes due to “security issues,” according to a tweet by the airport.
The ground stop was reported at 1:44 p.m. Friday, and operations were reported to have resumed “as normal” at 2:12 p.m.
According to an email from an airport spokesperson who did not provide their name, a passenger passed through the A bridge security checkpoint with a prohibited item at about 1:37 p.m. TSA, DPD and airport security were able to find the passenger and the prohibited items. All operations resumed at 2:09 p.m.
The email did not specify what the prohibited item or items were.
Over 200 flights are delayed, according to the flight tracking site FlightAware. Six flights have been canceled.
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