A traveler caused quite a stir at Detroit Metro Airport when he stripped naked and attempted to pass through a TSA security checkpoint at the McNamara Terminal Friday morning.
According to an airport spokesperson, the man walked up to a checkpoint around 6:30 a.m., removed all of his clothing, disconnected a barrier and approached a metal detector.
Way to start the day. Naked guy tries to dash through security at the Detroit airport.
— Baris Kasikci (@bariskasikci) June 21, 2019
TSA agents did not allow the man to to pass through the detector.
Shameka Scott, who was traveling to Atlanta, said she heard a commotion and turned to see the naked man running past security.
She saw the man veer around the detector and made it to where TSA agents screen the bags after people walk through the detectors, reports WXYZ.
“I’m just shocked he got that far through TSA,” she said. “I’m just grateful he did ‘t have a bomb or anything like that. I could have been seriously hurt.”
“The Wayne County Airport Authority’s police and fire departments responded and determined the man did not pose a security threat,” Erica Donerson, a spokesperson for the Wayne County Airport Authority.
Donerson said the man was transported to an area hospital.