Man who bypassed security at DIA prompts temporary train stoppage

The newly rennovated end of Denver International Airport's B concourse. Nov. 17, 2021.

The newly rennovated end of Denver International Airport's B concourse. Nov. 17, 2021.

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A man was taken into custody by Denver police on Monday after authorities said he entered a secured area without going through security to try and connect to a flight.

Trains at Denver International Airport stopped running around 12:30 p.m. on Monday after the man bypassed security. However, normal operations resumed again around 1:00 p.m., according to the airport.

According to Denver police, the man exited the secure concourse area of the airport into the unsecured terminal area, before re-entering the secure concourse by descending the escalators in the arrivals area without going through security. He was trying to connect to his flight and was taken into custody for hindering transportation.

DIA confirmed the incident from its Twitter account at about 1 p.m. The tweet said all passengers and employees were safe.

 

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