TSA responds to questions about screening of wheelchair-bound passenger at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport

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National Press Release
Monday, December 17, 2012

WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) issued the following statement in response to the screening procedures carried out for a young girl at Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) airport.

TSA officers are trained, and expected to perform screening methods in a dignified and respectful manner.  In this particular case, the passenger alarmed for explosive residue and TSA took the necessary steps to resolve the alarm. We work to make our screening procedures as minimally invasive as possible while providing the level of security that the American people want and deserve.

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