Airport security screening now features pat-downs

Airport security screening now features pat-downs

By Nate Traylor, Staff Writer The World | Posted: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 11:00 am | (0) Comments

World Photo by Lou Sennick Passengers board a United Express plane bound for San Francisco early this morning at the Southwest Oregon Regional Airport.

The airport security screener isn’t getting frisky with you. His frisking is just part of his job.
The Transportation Security Administration recently implemented an enhanced precaution some fliers may find invasive.
Passengers who trigger a metal detector as they’re screened could be subject to a pat-down search.
TSA agents can now run their hands over a passenger’s breasts and genitals as part of a more thorough search for explosives and other contraband.
The federal agency phased in the pat-down technique in airports across the U.S. — including the Southwest Oregon Regional Airport

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