Teen films TSA confrontation at Louis Armstrong
NEW ORLEANS - The Transportation Safety Administration said they're investigating a viral video which showed a teen confronting a TSA officer who didn't want him filming pat-downs at Louis Armstrong International Airport.
The teen who posted the video said the TSA agent refused to let him film when he and his father were being patted down, which the TSA's website says is allowed. The video shows the TSA officer calling police over to stop the teen from filming his father being patted down.
"I need this young man gone," the agent said on the video,"I don't care what he's seen on the internet, I need him gone."
According to the TSA's website, people can film security checkpoints "as long as the screening process is not interfered with or slowed down" and security monitors are not filmed. It also says state or local ordinances prohibiting photography at those checkpoints would supersede their policies, however.
The video received nearly a half-million views since it was posted Tuesday to YouTube.