Elderly woman allegedly asked to strip by TSA

The TSA is investigating a claim that a 90-year-old woman was asked to strip down at a security checkpoint.

Harriette Charney's son Alan says, he took his mother to Portland International Airport last Saturday following a two week visit.

He says the TSA's scanners picked up on a small pocket his mom had sewn into her bra, and screeners asked her to step into a room.

She was then allegedly asked to remove all of her clothing, from the waist up.

TSA officials say that would be an unusual request, and a pat down would have been sufficient.

Alan Charney says his mom was shaken by the incident.
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