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Evelyn Harris, 65, had just gone through the security scanner at Baltimore-Washington International Marshall Airport when a Transportation Security Administration agent pulled her out of line, grabbed her by the throat, and groped her underneath her bra and inside her underwear. She later called the TSA to complain but was told the search was proper because she was wearing a pantyliner. The agent she spoke to said that since a 2009 incident in which someone tried to ignite a bomb in his underwear they have been vigilant about people hiding stuff in their crotch.