It’s a tale of two airports.
One, near the Canadian border in Edmonton, Canada, has become a major tourist attraction.
The other, in New York City, has been a magnet for hackers and foreign governments looking to spy on Americans.
In both airports, there are now dozens of people who work for both.
As a result, they face the prospect of getting killed on the job if they don’t follow proper security protocols.
But that’s exactly what happened to an American employee at one of those airports, who, like so many other Americans, got caught up in a no-go-zone.
The story, in the form of an audio recording made public by the New York Daily News, is horrifying: It shows a man trying to enter an airport terminal with a suitcase packed with equipment.
When the TSA agent asks if he’s in the United States, he answers yes.
He is, and he’s being escorted into the building by two agents.
The agent then asks the man to take a few pictures with a camera.
He asks if they can take pictures of his luggage, too, but the man says he can’t, because he’s “in a no go zone.”
That’s when the agent asks him to take photos of his genitals, but again the man refuses, saying, “I can’t do that.”
At this point, the agent stops the man and tells him that they can continue their inspection.
But the man doesn’t budge.
“I’m not gonna cooperate,” he tells the agent.
He’s told that he can have his genitalia examined for “security purposes” — the agent then says, “We’re not allowed to do that” — and he is escorted to the back of the plane.
The man, who is wearing a body suit, tells the agents that he is a member of the airport security team, and that he’s not a “terrorist.”
He asks the agents why they’re not doing their job, and one says, “(T)hey’re not going to be able to do their job properly.
You’re not getting to inspect your luggage.”
Another tells the man that “the government is going to find out about this, and they’re going to punish you.”
The man says that the TSA agents are “just trying to get us to cooperate.”
The agent responds, “Yeah, they’re trying to help you out.
I don’t think they have to do it.”
But it turns out that he did his job.
A few weeks later, the TSA told the man’s family that he had “no right to be here.”
The agents “didn’t have a choice,” he says.
The airport, in a statement, said the man was subjected to “aggressive questioning and physical force” that violated the security protocols that were in place at both airports.
The TSA did not respond to multiple requests for comment on this story.
The federal government’s Transportation Security Administration is working on a new set of guidelines that would address the issues raised in this case.
A TSA spokesperson told BuzzFeed News that the agency “rejects the idea that a human being is a security risk, especially when the person is not a terrorist.”
It said it will begin to look at how airports implement the new rules in the coming months.
“TSA does not tolerate any conduct that would lead to the death or injury of an employee, or a third party,” the TSA said in a written statement to BuzzFeed News.
“The agency also rejects any false or misleading claims that TSA employees are not trained or experienced in conducting the inspection process.”