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TSA New Pat-Downs Are ‘Invasive,' Some Travelers Say

The changes come after an audit found that the TSA failed to detect handguns and other weapons in security screenings

The Transportation Security Administration has rolled out changes to pat-downs at airports, which some travelers said resulted in more invasive screenings, NBC News reported.

Seasoned traveler Joel Stratte-McClure, who was catching a flight from Redding Municipal Airport to Egypt on Thursday, said the agent warned him the new procedure "would involve a more intense horizontal and vertical pat-down" to look for concealed weapons that people typically hide in their pants.

"This was the most intriguing, intense and invasive pat-down I've had by the TSA since they came into existence," Stratte-MCClure said in an email to NBC News.

The changes come after an audit found that the TSA failed to detect handguns and other weapons in security screenings.

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