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From the Denver7 news desk: Breaking and developing news on Feb. 27, 2018

Posted at 3:51 PM, Feb 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-27 19:49:17-05

This is the Denver7 breaking and developing news blog. Throughout the day, this story will be updated with both minor and large breaking news events that our readers care about. Check back as we continue to update this story. 

5:45 p.m. | Denver airport officials announced the "all clear" after a suspicious item was removed from the south screening lanes. The suspicious item forced the closure of the busy security checkpoint for at least two hours. The airport is operating under normal operations, according to an airport tweet. 

3:58 p.m. | The Denver Police bomb squad is heading to DIA after reports of a potential security concern that resulted in the closure of the south screening lanes. 

3:47 p.m. | A potential security threat has prompted DIA officials to close all south screening lanes in the main terminal. The nature of the threat is not known. A call to airport officials did not produce further information. The north or bridge checkpoints are open.