WASHINGTON, D.C. - There’s outrage over a woman in a wheelchair who got a thorough pat down by Transportation Security Administration agents.
Cellphone video of the incident has gone viral.
Security agents at Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C. gave 96-year old Evelyn Labrier a full-body search.
Her daughter told ABC News that Labrier was not able to walk through the metal detectors last month.
A video shows the enhanced screening of the great-great grandmother who could barely lift her arms. It has been viewed more than 9 million times online.
It’s not the first controversial pat down by TSA, which recently checked a 10-year-old North Carolina child from heat to toe.
“Pat downs are caveman security,” said Stephen Ganyard, a retired colonel in the United States Marine Corps. “In this age, when we have the ability to have facial recognition, when we can video analytics that can do behavior prediction, this is not the way TSA should be operating.”
The TSA defended the pat down by saying it’s committed to ensuring security while treating passengers with dignity and respect.
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