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Naked man tries passing through TSA checkpoint at Detroit airport

Posted: 12:12 PM, Jun 21, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-21 16:47:30-04
Naked man tries passing through TSA checkpoint at Detroit airport

ROMULUS, Mich. — A naked man attempted to walk through a TSA security check at Detroit Metropolitan Airport's McNamara Terminal Friday morning.

According to an airport spokesperson, the incident happened at 6:30 a.m. local time.

The man walked up to a checkpoint at the McNamara Terminal and removed his clothing. He then disconnected a stanchion at the checkpoint and approached a metal detector.

The TSA officers didn't allow the man through the detector.

Shameka Scott was traveling to Atlanta when she heard commotion and turned to see the naked man running past security.

Scott says the man veered around the detector and made it to where TSA agents screen the bags after people walk through the detectors.

"I’m just shocked he got that far through TSA," she said. "I’m just grateful he did ‘t have a bomb or anything like that. I could have been seriously hurt."

The Wayne County Airport Authority's police and fire departments responded to the scene and determined that the man did not pose a threat.

Scott said TSA agents attempted to cover him with garbage bags and the man was very nonchalant and compliant.

The man was then transported to a local hospital.

This story was originally published by WXYZ in Detroit.