29 Jun '11, 4am

Airport security staff force 95-year-old cancer-stricken woman to remove wet diaper before flying

DESTIN (Florida) - A family from Michigan has expressed anger over strict airport screening procedures in the United States after a gravely-ill 95-year-old woman (picture) had to remove her wet diaper so she could be patted down by security screeners. Ms Jean Weber, the woman's daughter, said Transportation Security Administration (TSA) inspectors found a mass on Mrs Lena Reppert's upper thigh during the screening on June 18 at Northwest Florida Regional Airport. The mass was a hard spot on the diaper that had become heavy and concentrated in that place because it was wet. Mrs Reppert, who has leukaemia and is in a wheelchair, had to be patted down because she could not go through a scanning machine. TSA agents said she could not board her plane to Detroit unless they were able to inspect the diaper. However, Ms Weber said the agents would not allow her to remove the diape...

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