This morning at 6:30 am, a man approached the TSA security check at Detroit Metropolitan Airport’s McNamara Terminal and proceeded to take off more than his shoes and belt.
Local WXYZ reports – The man walked up to a checkpoint at the McNamara Terminal and removed his clothing. He then disconnected a stanchion, or barrier, at the checkpoint, and approached a metal detector.
Baris Kasikci, an assistant professor at the University of Michigan was at the airport when the incident took place and tweeted about what he saw:
Way to start the day. Naked guy tries to dash through security at the Detroit airport.
— Baris Kasikci (@bariskasikci) June 21, 2019
The Detroit News talked to Huzefa Kapadia, 44, of West Bloomfield, who said he was in line at the security checkpoint at the airport when the naked man was taken into custody by TSA agents. At the time, Kapadia was heading to board a flight to Florida.
“I thought I heard someone saying ‘He’s faking, he’s faking,'” he said. “It turned out she was saying ‘He’s naked, he’s naked.’ I travel frequently and this is the first time in my life something like this has happened.”
“TSA officers did not allow him through the metal detector,” she said. “The Wayne County Airport Authority’s police and fire departments responded and determined the man did not pose a security threat. The man was transported to an area hospital.”
One year ago, we reported about a half-dressed man who got into a restricted area of the airport and ended up running across taxiways and runways.
It happened at Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson International Airport shortly before 5 p.m. Tuesday. Airport officials said the passenger was taken into custody.
How does a half-dressed man get out on the taxiway at the Atlanta Airport?
That’s the big question that needs to be answered because passengers have to go through taking off shoes, jackets and anything else deemed necessary to get through security. We do all of that yet a man can make it onto the taxiway at one of the biggest airports in the nation?
We reported recently on a man who jumped from a plane at the jetway and onto the ground. There was also an incident where a man climbed through the baggage carousel without being stopped.
Are these bizarre distractions planned? Is someone intentionally distracting security officials at various airports to see how they react? Tell us what you think in the comment section below.