TSA detains sick girl because she tested positive for explosives, mother says

TSA detains sick girl because she tested positive for explosives, mother says

Cebu : Philippines | Dec 16, 2012 at 1:17 AM PST
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Skooter reports 12/16/12

At Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, a 12-year-old girl on a wheelchair was detained for nearly an hour by Transportation Security Administration agents who claimed they detected traces of bomb residue on her hands, according to her mother.

Shelbi Walser, who suffers from a genetic bone disorder, was enroute from Texas to Florida with her mother for medical treatment Dec. 8 when she was not allowed from proceeding through a security checkpoint.

Shelbi’s hands and fingers were wiped down by a screener and came out positive for explosives, her mother, Tammy Daniels told the media. The wheelchair was never tested, she said.

A bomb specialist showed up and TSA personnel prevented her from going near her crying daughter, Daniels said.

It was reported that even the other passengers voiced out in support of Shelbi, according to Daniels, who used her cell phone to record a video of the incident.

After nearly an hour, TSA agents unexpectedly told them they were free to leave, no explanation for the detention was offered.

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