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TexasTowelie

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Sun Jul 3, 2016, 06:53 AM Jul 2016

'Confused' cancer patient, 19, was bloodied by Memphis airport security (Graphic Warning) [View all]

'Confused' cancer patient, 19, was bloodied by Memphis airport security and thrown in jail for a night, suit says

A disabled Tennessee teen was trying to make it home to celebrate the end of her brain cancer treatment last year— but instead she was bloodied and bruised by Memphis airport security and locked up in jail for a night, a new lawsuit says.

Hannah Cohen, 19, was traveling home to Chattanooga, Tenn. on June 30, 2015 after receiving a final round of radiation for a brain tumor at St. Jude’s hospital when she set off the the metal detector at the Memphis International Airport.

TSA agents told Hannah they needed to take her to a “sterile area” where they could search her, but the disabled teen was “confused” and tried “to get away from” the officers, her mother, Shirley Cohen, said.

Observing the situation escalate, her mother attempted to explain to the officers that the teen was impaired from radiation treatment, which left her deaf, blind in one eye and partially paralyzed, her family’s attorneys said.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/confused-cancer-patient-bloodied-tsa-agents-suit-article-1.2697079

Warning: Graphic video at the link.
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