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DIA operations back to normal after security incident

Denver International Airport said an individual bypassed security and boarded a train before being apprehended by police.
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Denver International Airport

DENVER — Denver International Airport (DIA) temporarily shut down its trains on Monday afternoon when a man bypassed security in the main terminal.

All trains were stopped for a short time for the "security incident," and the airport resumed normal operations at 1 p.m.

About 12:30 p.m., a man "descended the escalators in the arrival area, bypassing the security process. The individual boarded a train before being apprehended by the Denver Police Department," DIA said in a statement.

The Denver Police Department (DPD) said the man left one of the concourses and went into the main terminal, then returned to the concourse to catch his flight without going through a security checkpoint.

He was taken into custody on suspicion of hindering transportation, according to police.

All passengers and employees were safe, DIA said.

DIA was expecting about 2.7 million passengers to travel through the airport between Monday and Jan. 3. The busiest days for travel were expected to be Thursday, Dec. 23; Monday, Dec. 27 and Wednesday, Dec. 29, according to the airport.

According to Flight Aware, there were 307 delays at DIA as of 4:45 p.m. Monday.

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