Report: List reveals suspicious behavior that could get you flagged at the airport
Ever wonder why some people are flagged by airport security while others are not?
According to ABC News, a list called the SPOT Referral Report, shows excessive yawning, whistling, and too much laughing could get you detained for further questioning.
The Intercept, which obtained the report, claims it’s a Transportation Security Administration document listing what types of behaviors officers should be looking out for. The Intercept shows other suspicious behaviors listed in the document include: widely open staring eyes, gazing down, and rubbing or wringing of hands.
A TSA spokesperson told ABC News that it does use behavior detection, but it would not confirm or deny the specific information in the document. The spokesperson told ABC News: “Behavior detection, which is just one element of the TSA’s efforts to mitigate threats against the traveling public, is vital to TSA’s layered approach to deter, detect and disrupt individuals who pose a threat to aviation.”