Many of you have seen the video of TSA agents patting down a shirtless boy at the airport. Now the man who taped the video explains the incident.
First, TSA has issued a statement on their blog detailing the incident:
On November 19, a family was traveling through a TSA checkpoint at the Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC). Their son alarmed the walk through metal detector and needed to undergo secondary screening. The boy’s father removed his son’s shirt in an effort to expedite the screening. After our TSO completed the screening, he helped the boy put his shirt back on. That’s it. No complaints were filed and the father was standing by his son for the entire procedure.
This explanation contradicts the cameraman’s version of the story. According to the man who taped the video, TSA agents were attempting to pat the boy but he was being uncooperative. Several TSA agents came to assist and the father eventually took off the boys shirt. After TSA agents were satisfied they assisted the boy with putting his shirt back on.
TSA says that no complaints were filed over this incident, but that did not stop them from harassing the man who took the video throughout the airport. He explains: