The TSA agent who was seen yanking a bomb-sniffing dog around a Detroit airport is under investigation.
A video of the TSA agent aggressively pulling the dog went viral online.
TSA said the agent is now off handling duties while the agency investigates the incident.
The Transportation Security Administration agent who was caught in a viral video yanking a bomb-sniffing dog inside a Detroit airport is now under investigation.
The video of the incident — which shows the agent aggressively yanking and pulling the dog around travelers at the Detroit Metro Airport — went viral on social media on Sunday after a Reddit user shared it.
"I was shocked at how this airport handler is dragging this poor pup around," the user wrote. "There's no reason anyone should be flipping a working dog around by its harness like this."
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The TSA said in a statement: "The behavior displayed by this handler is unacceptable and not within the high standards we hold our officers to."
As of Monday morning, TSA said the agent was taken off handling duties as they investigate his actions. The bomb-sniffing dog was "taken immediately to a veterinarian for a wellness exam," the agency added.
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