NEWARK, NJ (WCBS 880) – Children 12 and under and seniors 75 and older are less likely to be subjected to invasive pat-downs at Newark Liberty International Airport. This is good news, as the Thanksgiving getaway is only two days away.
WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell At EWR
There have been nightmare stories in the past of a TSA agent demanding to check the adult diaper of an elderly woman and another agent aggressively patting down a young girl.
“We all understand that the chances of a 12 and under individual being a threat are less than we would have thought years ago,” said Don Drummer, the top TSA official there.
Drummer says the controversial wave millimeter machines have been altered.
There are no longer agents looking at graphic outlines of your body. Instead, the machine indicates the location of a potential threat.
“Our officer, rather than doing an entire pat-down, checks that spot,” Drummer told WCBS 880 reporter Peter Haskell.
Drummer hopes this will make the process more passenger friendly.
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