TSA Searches Woman's Afro for Weapons, Explosives

September 22, 2011 Updated Sep 22, 2011 at 11:54 AM EDT

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TSA Searches Woman's Afro for Weapons, Explosives

September 22, 2011 Updated Sep 22, 2011 at 11:54 AM EDT

A Texas hairstylist sporting a large afro said she was stopped by TSA agents at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta after she passed through security earlier this week so they could check her hair for explosives, according to NBC Dallas-Fort Worth.

According to the story, the woman said she was "humiliated" by the search, which occurred after she got off an escalator after already passing through a security checkpoint.

In a statement TSA said: "TSA's screening procedures are designed to ensure the security of the traveling public. Additional screening may be required for clothing, headwear or hair where prohibited items could be hidden. This passenger left the checkpoint prior to the completion of the screening process. She was offered but refused private screening."

Watch video and read the NBC Dallas-Fort Worth story HERE.