Apology for a TSA 'pat-down'
Transportation Security Administration Chief John Pistole apologized Tuesday to a Michigan man who had urine spilled on his clothing after a pat-down at Detroit Metro Airport. Tha man Thomas Sawyer, 61, is a bladder cancer survivor and had a urostomy bag under his clothing, according to the Detroit Free Press.
"Of course I was very gracious and accepted his apology," Sawyer told the Free Press.
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The TSA said on its blog Wednesday that Pistole promised to investigate the incident.
"We're reviewing the training that's already being provided to our officers to see if needs to be updated," the blog said.
The TSA said passengers with disabilities can contact the TSA to coordinate their screening before arriving at the airport.
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