VIDEO: TSA searches three-year-old in a wheelchair
A video is sparking outrage over how TSA agents treated a three-year-old in a wheel chair at Midway Airport.
The family was boarding a plane to Florida en route to Disney World when the little boy had to undergo a pat-down. The toddler, in the wheelchair because of a broken leg, trembles with fear and asks his parents to hold his hand in the video that was filmed in the spring of 2010.
The father of the boy, Matt DuBiel, tries to keep him calm while airport security proceeds with the search.
Transportation Security Administration responded to the video in a statement saying, "The new modified screening measures have greatly reduced, though not eliminated, pat-downs of children. While recognizing that terrorists are willing to manipulate societal norms to evade detection, our officers continue to work with parents to ensure a respectful screening process for the entire family at the checkpoint."
NBC Chicago interviewed DuBiel about the video:
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