Detroit Metro Airport terminal evacuated due to ‘suspicious situation’

Posted at 3:49 PM, May 09, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-10 10:43:59-04

ROMULUS, Mich.– The Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) issued an evacuation order Saturday afternoon due to a ‘suspicious situation’.  The North Terminal of the airport was initially shut down due to what they called a “suspicious situation”.  Both North and South terminals were shut down for a brief period while the area was searched and secured.  One male was taken into custody following the incident.  Normal operations resumed just after 4:30 p.m.  The investigation remains open.

UPDATE 2 (5/10 4:50 p.m.) : The North Terminal is now back open. 


UPDATE 1 (5/10 4:25 p.m.) : Police are still investigating, but south end screening is expected to resume shortly.

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The airport’s official twitter account sent out a tweet just after 3:30 p.m., saying that the North Terminal had been evacuated “out of an abundance of caution to investigate a suspicious situation.”

DTW tweet