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Video shows young girl receiving full pat-down from TSA

Posted by Eric Wilbur, Boston.com Staff  April 12, 2011 04:01 PM

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The TSA's pat-down policy has been widely criticized, but a video that popped up on YouTube today illustrates the possibly absurd levels to which agents take the process.

Here's a clip of what is said to be a six-year-old girl receiving a full pat-down from a TSA agent. It's not clear whether the girl's parents elected not to put their child through a body scan, however the opening moments of the video do show a woman, believed to be the girl's mother, asking the TSA agent, "Can't you just re-scan her?" 

Update, 6:18 p.m.: According to an e-mail from Ann Davis, public affairs manager for the TSA, Northeast Region, "TSA does not drug test air travelers. We screen passengers for dangerous weapons and explosives. I realize the mother of this little girl speculates that we’re going to test her for drugs, but that couldn’t be further from the truth."

 


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