Caught on Camera: TSA Defends Pat Down of Little Baby at Kansas City Airport

MSNBC:

A photo posted on Twitter of a baby receiving a pat-down at Kansas City International Airport is the latest in a number of recent highly publicized incidents of airport security screenings involving young children.

The photo taken by Kansas City pastor Jacob Jester on Saturday and posted on Twitter has been viewed nearly 300,000 times.

“I really didn’t stop to think about what would happen,” Jester told msnbc.com. “I just snapped a picture.”

Jester said he was traveling to Albuquerque on Saturday when he noticed the woman behind him was traveling with a baby about the same age as his son. He had just passed through security when he looked back and saw the baby receiving the pat-down.

“My thinking was, this is an extreme measure. I wouldn’t want that to happen to my own son,” Jester said.

The Transportation Security Administration posted a response on its blog: “We reviewed the screening of this family, and found that the child’s stroller alarmed during explosives screening. Our officers followed proper current screening procedures by screening the family after the alarm, who by the way were very cooperative and were on the way to their gate in no time.”

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(h/t Hot Air)