TSA: We Didn't Force 95-Year-Old Woman To Remove Diaper

Transportation Security Administration agents were accused of making a 95-year-old woman take off her diaper before a flight from Florida to Michigan, but the TSA now says it has investigated the incident and found that its agents did no such thing.

CNN cites a TSA statement on the matter:

“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 woman’s daughter agrees to a point, but says the agents made it seem as though her mother would not be able to board unless they were able to check the diaper, insisting that it was “wet and it was firm, and they couldn’t check it thoroughly.”

TSA denies having required a 95-year-old woman to remove diaper [CNN]

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