TSA defends pat-down of 4-year-old at Kan. airport

This April 14, 2012 photo provided by Lori Croft shows her 4-year-old granddaughter Isabella Brademeyer, in Wichita, Kan., where she was a flower girl at her uncle's wedding. Brademeyer and her mom passed through security at the Wichita airport without incident when the girl ran over to briefly hug her grandmother, Croft, who was awaiting a pat-down after tripping the alarm. TSA then insisted the girl also undergo a physical pat-down, putting the agency on the defensive despite new procedures aimed at reducing pat-downs of children. (AP Photo/Lori Croft)

April 25, 2012 6:53:01 PM PDT
The grandmother of a 4-year-old girl who became hysterical during a security screening at a Kansas airport said Wednesday that the child was forced to undergo a pat-down after hugging her, with security agents yelling and calling the crying girl an uncooperative suspect.