TSA to start more invasive physical pat-downs

Well, this is about to get awkward.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has informed local police about the more invasive physical pat-downs its agents plan to administer, Bloomberg News reported. The report indicates the feds are worried travelers may start calling police about an uptick in “abnormal” federal friskings.

Here is how the TSA, in part, describes the pat down process:

A pat-down may include inspection of the head, neck, arms, torso, legs, and feet. This includes head coverings and sensitive areas such as breasts, groin, and the buttocks. You may be required to adjust clothing during the pat-down. The officer will advise you of the procedure to help you anticipate any actions before you feel them. Pat-downs require sufficient pressure to ensure detection.

“Seasoned travelers might take it in stride but infrequent travelers will be embarrassed and shocked,” NBC News quoted one traveler as saying.

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