Naked man tries to get past security at Detroit Metro Airport

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News
Airport security detain a naked man at the McNamara Terminal at Detroit Metro Airport Friday.

Romulus — A traveler at Detroit Metro Airport stripped down and tried to get through a  security checkpoint Friday morning, officials said.

“At approximately 6:30 this morning, a man walked up to a checkpoint in Detroit Metropolitan Airport’s McNamara Terminal," Erica Donerson, a spokeswoman for the Wayne County Airport Authority, said in a statement. "He removed his clothing, disconnected a stanchion and approached a metal detector.

"TSA officers did not allow him through the metal detector," she said. "The Wayne County Airport Authority’s police and fire departments responded and determined the man did not pose a security threat. The man was transported to an area hospital.”

A spokeswoman for the TSA referred questions to local law enforcement officials.

Huzefa Kapadia, 44, of Bloomfield Hills, said he was in line at the security checkpoint at the airport when the naked man was taken into custody by TSA agents. At the time, Kapadia was heading to board a flight to Florida.

"I thought I heard someone saying 'He's faking, he's faking,'" he said. "It turned out she was saying 'He's naked, he's naked.' I travel frequently and this is the first time in my life something like this has happened."

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