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TSA Denies Report That They Forced A Marine Officer To Remove His Prosthetic Legs

Thursday, March 21, 2013 19:22
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According to a complaint filed with the Transportation Security Administration, airport security officers required a wounded Marine to remove his prosthetic legs and attempt to stand as part of a screening procedure.

The complaint came from Representative Duncan Hunter (R-CA), a former Marine, who says the Marine’s escort related the incident to him.

The screening took place at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on March 13.

In a letter to the TSA (quoted by the Washington Times), Hunter wrote:

A TSA officer asked the Marine to stand and walk to an alternate area, despite the fact that he physically could not stand or walk on his own.

With numerous TSA officers sitting and unwilling to assist, an officer then made him remove his legs, then put them back on, only to advance to a secondary screening location where he was asked again to stand, with extraordinary difficulty, while his wheelchair was examined for explosives. MOREHERE

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