Passenger arrested for assaulting a TSA officer

TSA has come under fire for some of its screening procedures, most notably hand searches referred to as pat-downs and full-body X-ray scanners. Republicans have harshly criticized the agency for what the party considers to be an intrusion into privacy rights, and several states have considered passing legislative bans on pat-downs.

The agency said Monday that Mihammae was not being given a pat-down when the incident occurred.