Airport workers honored for stopping alleged rape

June 14, 2011 - 6:26 PM

DENVER (AP) — Police say the Frontier Airlines' employees who came to the aid of a woman allegedly being assaulted at Denver International Airport are being honored for their actions.

Denver police said Mark Adams and Kris Musil will be presented with the Bill Daniels Neighborhood Hero Awards on Tuesday for assisting a woman they was being raped at an empty gate in April.

Police say Adams and Musil were on a ramp at the airport when they witnessed the attack, ran to the gate and assisted the woman. The two told KMGH-TV they wish they could have gotten there sooner.

The victim's family members have raised questions about the airport's security, saying some employees witnessed the attack and walked by without intervening. DIA officials say airport workers responded appropriately.