TSA Defending Actions Against 95-Year-Old Woman

Posted: Jun 27, 2011 10:33 AM

Yesterday, I brought you the story about the 95-year-old woman suffering from lukemia being forced by TSA to remove her adult daiper and endure an invasive patdown for 45 minutes. TSA is defending those actions.

The TSA released a statement Sunday defending its agents' actions at the Northwest Florida Regional Airport.

"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," the federal agency said. "We have reviewed the circumstances involving this screening and determined that our officers acted professionally and according to proper procedure."