Rumors Of "Suggestive" Dress, Body Piercings Downplayed By
ANN APRIL 1st "SPECIAL"
EDITION: Over the past several days, ANN has received
several anonymous News-Spy tips, from a number of personnel deep
within the Transportation Security Administration, regarding an
alleged incident at Baltimore-Washington International Airport
involving TSA Administrator Kip Hawley.
Aero-News has been able to confirm the following: the incident
took place March 14, and involved an altercation at the Concourse D
security checkpoint at approximately the same time Hawley was known
to have been in the area.
"Subject became visibily agitated when pulled aside for
secondary screening," reads an incident report filed for roughly
the time Hawley is known to have transited the concourse
checkpoint. "When scanned by hand wand, the metal detector
identified numerous metallic objects about the subject's
[REDACTED], [REDACTED] and [REDACTED] regions.
"When subject was told he must remove said objects before
proceeding to the gate, subject responded "Do you know who I am? I
am your [REDACTED] [REDACTED] and can have your
[REDACTED] fired at a moment's notice," the report continues.
An unidentified personal assistant to Hawley told ANN the TSA
chief was at BWI Concourse D at the time the incident took place,
trying to catch a last-minute flight to Dallas.
According to the report, the unidentified male was eventually
allowed to proceed to the gate... where he was denied boarding by
Southwest Airlines gate agents, due to "suggestive clothing." The
assistant confirmed Hawley missed his flight, though she declined
to cite a reason.
"Often, the Administrator will travel in casual clothing, in
order to discretely pass through checkpoints unrecognized by TSA
personnel," the assistant added.
"He prefers light, flowing clothing... and we'll leave it at