JFK guards strip search 85-year-old woman

Request for a pat down leads to full-body strip search

An outraged 85-year-old woman has promised to sue the Transportation Security Administration in the United States, saying she was humiliated during an unnecessary strip search at JFK Airport.
Lenore Zimmerman was making her way to a flight to Fort Lauderdale when, at a security checkpoint, she asked for a pat down rather than risk the screening technology interfering with her defibrillator. However, instead two female guards took her to a room and removed her clothes. The Transportation Security Administration insists that “proper procedures were followed.”
ANI
[pictured: Aerial image of JFK International Airport; courtesy USGS]

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