TSA Defends Forcing Elderly Woman To Remove Adult Diaper (Updated)

UPDATE: The TSA said in a statement its agents did not require the woman to remove her diaper:

“While every person and item must be screened before entering the secure boarding area, TSA works with passengers to resolve security alarms in a respectful and sensitive manner. We have reviewed the circumstances involving this screening and determined that our officers acted professionally, according to proper procedure and did not require this passenger to remove an adult diaper.”

The original post:

The Transportation Security Administration has given a vote of confidence to agents who ordered a 95-year-old woman to remove her adult diaper during a pat-down.

The woman, who suffers from a form of leukemia, was traveling from Florida to Michigan to stay with relatives. She burst into tears when TSA agents made her find a bathroom remove the diaper because they felt something suspicious on her leg.

CNN cites a statement from the TSA:

“While every person and item must be screened before entering the secure boarding area, TSA works with passengers to resolve security alarms in a respectful and sensitive manner. We have reviewed the circumstances involving this screening and determined that our officers acted professionally and according to proper procedure.”

TSA stands by officers after pat-down of elderly woman in Florida [CNN via Huffington Post]