Denver: TSA (Alex Grossman) demands body search of man (Kahler Nygard) — after landing

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by City Extra, Sep 11, 2014.

  1. City Extra

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    Video: TSA Demands to Conduct Full Body Pat Down on Man After His Plane Already Landed - Security mix up caught on camera

    Kahler Nygard flew from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport to Denver last Saturday but was told to exit the plane before all other passengers before being met by TSA agents at the gate. Video of the incident shows Nygard asking if he is being detained by TSA agents as an officer requests that Nygard follow him into a private screening room.

    “Sir, where are you going?” asks TSA agent Alex Grossman as Nygard begins to leave the airport. After Nygard says he left his boarding pass on the plane, the TSA officer makes a call before asking Nygard to undergo further screening that “may or may not have been completed in Minneapolis.” “Why can’t I just leave the premises?” asks Nygard, adding, “Why do you need to do more screening if I travel from point A to point B safely, why does there now need to be more screening before I leave.”

    Grossman says Nygard is not being detained but continues to demand he undergo a “complete screening” which includes a search of his body and his bags. When Nygard states that he is going to leave, the TSA agent threatens to call Denver police who will apprehend Nygard “for refusing our direction.” The agent is unable to provide a statute or law under which this is permissible. Nygard then leaves the airport as Grossman calls the police. Nygard was able to leave the airport without being apprehended by law enforcement.


    In an email to Infowars, Nygard said that the Fox News story was mostly “lies,” noting that he was forced to undergo a full body pat down at Minneapolis Airport. Nygard also states that Fox News’ characterization of him as a “Somali-American man” is inaccurate given that his descendents are Poles and Norwegians.

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  2. City Extra

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    TSA Demands to Screen Man After His Plane Has Landed (Video)

    Kahler Nygard flew from Minneapolis-St. Paul to Denver last Saturday. He was escorted off his Spirit Airlines flight in Denver by the TSA before any other passengers. Nygard was told by TSA agents that he had to undergo a screening before he could leave the Denver airport.

    Nygard filmed the incident with his cell phone (video below) and posted it on YouTube.

    The video shows one TSA agent asking Nygard for his boarding pass, which Nygard says he no longer has on him. The TSA agent then tells Nygard that he has to be screened because the screening in Minneapolis-St. Paul was not completed.

    Nygard asks the TSA agent several times if he is being detained before the agent finally says, "I'm not detaining you." Nygard then says he is going to leave, but the TSA agent replies, "Then I will reach out to Denver police and they will apprehend you... for refusing our direction." Nygard asks, "What statute does that fall under?" but the TSA agent will only say, "I'm not going to argue with you. Are you going to comply or not?"

    The TSA agent later says, "We are going to screen your body and your bags." Nygard then leaves the airport and the TSA agent says he is going to contact the police. However, Nygard wrote on his YouTube page: "I ended up leaving the airport without incident from the Denver police."

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  3. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    The Fox News report referenced in the above articles has to be one of the dumbest I've read:

    Last Saturday, Spirit Airlines flight 381 departed out of Humphrey Terminal en route to Denver from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. A Somali-American man and U.S. citizen whose name was once on the no-fly list and is now on the secondary security screen list known as "quad S" had a boarding pass designated with four bold S's. It's one of the things the screeners at the security checkpoint look for when examining a boarding pass.

    "Nygard" is a Norwegian name, and apparently Kahler Nygard's relations are Norwegians & Poles. A few minutes of quality time with Google will reveal that his family (father Jay Nygard) has resided in Orono, Minnesota, for 49 years now. They are scarcely Somali American terrorists that need to be harassed by TSA's GEDs with blue gloves.

    Unfortunately this Fox News report isn't accepting comments, but you can send a piece of your mind to the idiot who wrote it:

    Kahler Nygard's Facebook page is here:
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