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85-year-old says she was strip searched at JFK
85-year-old woman says she was strip searched at NY airport; TSA said it wasn't conducted
By The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) ' An 85-year-old New York grandmother says she was injured and humiliated during a strip search at a New York City airport.

Lenore Zimmerman says she was on her way to a flight to Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She says she was searched after she asked to forgo body the scanners because she worried it would interfere with her defibrillator.

She says she is hunched over, weighs about 110 pounds and is going to be 86 in February. "Do I look like a terrorist?" she asked. She says the screener made her take off her pants.

She says she banged her shin and it bled during the ordeal at Kennedy Airport. The Transportation Security Administration says she was not strip searched. A TSA statement says a review of closed-circuit television footage shows proper procedures were followed.


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